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971 Game 3: Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Canadiens at Rangers. Ya boys have an enormous opportunity tonight as they come home with a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Final. The Rangers enter on a five-game winning streak, four of those on the road. They are just 4-3 at home in these playoffs, but…

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1059 Game 2: Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Rangers at Canadiens. Big news out of Montreal today, where the Canadiens are saying goalie Carey Price is out for the series with that apparent knee injury he suffered in Game 1, when Chris Kreider slid into him. And of course there’s the usual idiocy and homerism…

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1107 Game 1: Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Rangers at Canadiens. Hey, if you want to look at the positive side, the Rangers were unbeaten in regulation in Montreal this season (1-0-1). Yeah, this building is something of a House of Horrors for the Rangers, who had lost eight in a row there before Cam…

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911 Game 2: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Rangers at Penguins. Ya boys play the fifth of what will have been an absurd six games in nine nights after tomorrow’s Game 3 in New York. The Rangers look to snap all their negative strings tonight: As you are well aware, the Rangers have failed, nine…

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976 Game 1: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Rangers at Penguins. Boy, I sure took a lot of shots for having the audacity to pick the Penguins, who finished 13 points ahead of the Rangers. Holy shishkebob! So I’m sure all of those who complained about my negativity aren’t going to creep out to the…

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854 Game 5: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Flyers at Rangers. Not to be a bummer, but it’s possible today will be the final home game of the season. When a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to advance 180 out of 227 times (79.3%) in Stanley Cup…

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685 Game 4: Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Flyers. Rangers alumni were invited to ring the Liberty Bell in Philly today. Yeah, right. NYC is the only city in the world that continues to honor Mr. Snider and his gang. Ya boys have an opportunity to go up 3-1 in the series ……

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1112 Game 3: Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Flyers. The Rangers were 0-2 during the season at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. One of the losses came during the 2-6 start of that nine-game road trip. Since then, the Rangers were 22-8-3 on the road, and tied for the Eastern…

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781 Game 2: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Easter! In the words of the Amazing Kreskin, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest NBC’s armpits for scheduling a noon game on such a holy day. Cretins. So the other night, after Game 1, around 1 a.m., I’m leaving MSG and look…

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863 Game 1: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Flyers at Rangers. The Empire State Building is lit up in orange and black for Mr. Snider. Ya boys open the playoffs against Philly as the rivals play, as you know, for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference finals. While the Rangers lost 21 of…

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343 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 82. Rangers at Canadiens. In case you missed it, Philadelphia won in OT in Pittsburgh today, meaning that the first-round matchup will be Flyers-Rangers for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference final — the final playoff  appearance for Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky and Mike Richter, among…

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449 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 80. Hurricanes at Rangers. ICYMI, ya boys clinched a playoff berth with the Devils’ loss to Calgary last night. They still have plenty at stake as they go for a 2-3 seed series and avoid a wild-card. The Rangers’ magic number for clinching that is four — any…

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812 Rangers at Avalanches … It’s Go Time!

Game 78. Rangers at Avalanches. Ya boys have won two in a row and seven of the last eight (even if the loss in that stretch caused the predictable mass hysteria here). The Rangers enter action with a three-point lead on third-place Philadelphia (the Flyers have two games in…

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618 Rangers at Flames … It’s Go Time!

Game 75. Rangers at Flames. Ya boys start a four-game trip through Calgary, Edmonton (Sunday), Vancouver and you-know-who (assuming he doesn’t get fired first, on Tuesday) and Colorado (Thursday). They have won four in a row and 21 of their last 28 on the road. When they return from…

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561 Coyotes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 73. Coyotes at Rangers. Another huge game will be preceded by a ceremony honoring Henrik Lundqvist for breaking the franchise’s career wins record of Mike Richter and the career shutout record of Eddie Giacomin. Both Richter and Giacomin will be in attendance for the ceremony, as will Lundqvist’s…

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211 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) This was an onions game. A big boy pants game. And a lot of Rangers showed up, played with onions, put their big boy pants on. A lot of them battled more than they had all season. Rick Nash was obviously the leader, right from the start, targeted,…

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536 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

Game 70. Rangers at Senators. Ya boys have lost three of four, one of those in embarrassing fashion, and now hit the critical stage of the schedule, a point out of second place in the Lesstropolitan Division, with a top-three finish, rather than a wild card, extremely important. The…

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471 Sharks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 69. Sharks at Rangers. Jumbo Soft Shell Shrimp Joe Thornton and his Sharknado gang have won five in a row and are 44-17-7 for 95 points, second in the West. Of course you probably remember Tomas (Hollerin’) Hertl dancing for four goals against ya boys in that 9-2 win…

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