Browsing: Justin Falk

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294 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Panthers

Game 41. Rangers at Panthers. Happy New Year’s Eve! Please, please, please be smart and be safe if you’re celebrating. Or if you aren’t. Holy shishkebob! Is it really the halfway point of the season after tonight’s game? Last season at this point we didn’t even know if there…

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323 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) I know you guys don’t want to hear the glass-half-full stuff, so I’ll just blurt it out and get it over with. I didn’t think the Rangers were outplayed at all, especially at 5-on-5, in this game. I thought they defended pretty well and a lot of guys…

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1038 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) Funny how the shootout changes everything. A stupid breakaway contest can warp your appreciation, or lack thereof, for what went on in this game, which sure wasn’t great, and sure wasn’t against a great opponent. Though, to be honest, I thought the Rangers did get better as this…

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756 It’s Go Time! … Flames at Rangers

Game 34. Flames at Rangers. Ya boys have lost four in a row to start this nine-game homestand and have lost eight of their last nine at home overall. They have gotten worse with each passing game, IMO. They have given up four goals in all four games on…

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634 It’s Go Time! … Blue Jackets at Rangers

Game 33. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The reunion of the former Rangers and former Blue Jackets is the story line, but tonight’s game is really about the Rangers’ need for a victory, and having to get it with a depleted lineup. Big, tough 2010 first-round draft pick Dylan McIlrath…

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498 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

Game 30. Devils at Rangers. The Rangers begin a franchise-record nine-game homestand with back-to-backs against the Devils and Washington. They will play just 23 of their final 52 games on the road, two of those at Yankee Stadium. The Rangers are 0-2 vs. the Devils this season. Despite that,…

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662 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Bruins

Game 26. Rangers at Bruins. Ya boys have won three of four on this five-game road trip. They return home to face Vancouver and You-Know-Who tomorrow afternoon, which begins a stretch  in which the Rangers play 11 of the next 12 at the Garden. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal…

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522 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Panthers

Game 25. Rangers at Panthers. Ya boys come off that woeful 5-0 loss in Tampa two nights ago. They play the fourth of a five-game trip that ends in Boston Friday afternoon. Michael Del Zotto is a prucha (healthy scratch) for the fifth time. Clock must be ticking on…

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524 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Lightnings

Game 24. Rangers at Lightnings. The Rangers have won two in a row to begin this five-game road trip, and have won six in a row on the road. They are 9-4 in their last 13. The Lightnings, minus injured Steven Stamkos, are on a four-game losing streak. The…

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361 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Predators

Game 23. Rangers at Predators. The Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday. They play the second of a four-game trip tonight. They have held 13 of the last 15 opponents to two goals or fewer. Cam Talbot starts in goal. Nasvhille goalie Pekka Rinne is out injured, so…

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636 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Stars

Game 22. Rangers at Stars. Ya boys have lost two in a row and three out of four. They have a grand total of two goals in their last three games, both on the power play. They begin a five-game, every-other-night trip that goes through Thanksgiving and ends in…

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556 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) Two 1-0 games, both good paced, one a little more physical, but worlds different, IMO. I thought the Rangers in Montreal controlled play for most of the night, with a few late surges by the Habs, but they defended well throughout. Granted, I think L.A. is a better…

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390 It’s Go Time! … Kings at Rangers

Game 20. Kings at Rangers. Ya boys look to sweep the Kings in the season series. The Rangers have won four of five and seven of nine. They play the second of three in four nights (Boston in town Tuesday) before a five-game road trip. Henrik Lundqvist is back…

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223 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Speed, speed, speed, speed, speed. 2) IMO, and I’ve said this before, Carl Hagelin has been the Rangers’ best player since he came back. There were three or four  or five remarkable plays in the first half of this game … A play when Justin Falk was trapped…

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308 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Canadiens (Les Habs)

Game 19. Rangers at Canadiens. Ya boys lost a three-game winning streak on Tuesday. They have won six of eight and seven of 10, as they begin a stretch of nine games in 15 days to close out November. That stretch begins with back-to-backs (Los Angeles at the Garden…

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450 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

Game 18. Devils at Rangers. Change in plans: We will do a Live Chat Thursday at noon, not Wednesday. Be there. Ya boys have won three in a row and six of seven. The Devils are 2-0-1 in their last three and 4-2-2 in eight. It’ll be Henrik Lundqvist…

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429 It’s Go Time! … Panthers at Rangers

Game 17. Panthers at Rangers. Panthers with a new coaching staff (0-1) have lost eight in a row and are 3-10-4 (but not the worst team in the East). The 8-8 Rangers have won two in a row, five of six, and six of eight. They have allowed two…

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1052 It’s Go Time! … Penguins at Rangers

Game 15. Penguins at Rangers. First of all, congrats to our second ticket contest winner, What the HECK, who was also our first ticket contest winner, both times correctly picking a 2-1 Rangers loss. Ya boys finish a four-game homestand with the first meeting of the season against the NBC…