Browsing: Marc Staal

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214 Rangers-Penguins in review

Rangers 3, Penguins 0. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Let’s face it, with the standings as they are, it’s a small-picture game, about getting the points, however, wherever, whenever. But there is a big picture, and the big picture…

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165 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Stop me if I may have said this before. What a stupid, stupid way to determine a game where two teams were killing each other for 60 minutes. On…

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213 Rangers-Wild in review

Rangers 4, Wild 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early story on the Rangers’ penalty kill. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1)…

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330 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 3, Rangers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers’ special teams are a tire fire. Plain and simple. They can talk all they want about all the good they did…

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101 Minus Nash, Rangers resume play vs. Devils in Newark

The Rangers’ extended All-Star break – seven days without a game – wasn’t enough to heal one of the team’s most important players. Rick Nash, injured blocking a shot with his left leg on Jan. 22, is not expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Rangers resume play…

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474 Rangers-Sabres in review

Rangers 6, Sabres 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Everything’s relative, right? Compared to Sunday in Ottawa, this was a masterpiece. Compared to…

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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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70 Rangers at Senators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON Rangers: 26-16-5 (57 pts) Senators: 22-20-6 (50 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 48th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set today, Jan.…

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181 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, two in a row! First time since Nov. 21-23, which is really not believable. 2) Let’s keep it in perspective. If a Vancouver player doesn’t kick Ryan Miller’s stick away…

It's Go Time!
230 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 47. Rangers at Hurricanes. The Rangers begin another three games/four nights stretch at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in icy Raleigh. They may be stuck in Carolina, rather than flying to Ottawa tonight, due to the weather. I don’t get this schedule. So many three-in-fours,…

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221 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 25-16-5 (55 pts) Hurricanes: 21-19-8 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a stretch of three games…

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210 Rangers’ big question: To trade Keith Yandle, or not?

It’s a fascinating and fairly unique debate surrounding one of the Rangers’ most enigmatic players. To trade Keith Yandle, or not? The situation could be a predicament and it could be a huge trading chip. Here the Rangers have an in-his-prime puck-moving defenseman, paying only half of his salary cap…

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304 Rangers-Canucks in review

Rangers 3, Canucks 2 (OT). Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Didn’t the Rangers beat the Canucks 3-2 at the Garden on some other…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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297 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, am I glad I don’t root for this team. 2) I am gaining more and more sympathy for you poor folks who live and die with them. I will say, this…

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87 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Let me get this out of the way. That is just an awful, awful way to decide a hard-played hockey game. I mean, it’s a bit absurd that, if Steve Mason…

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60 Rangers at Flyers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Based on Friday’s practice, Dan Girardi is expected to return from a lacerated hand, and Oscar Lindberg goes back in after being scratched the last two games. Dylan McIlrath and Jayson Megna are expected to be scratched. Henrik Lundqvist starts his 11th in a row in goal. Antti Raanta gets…

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293 Rangers-Islanders in review

Before we get started, I know a few or more of you guys had trouble trying to get into the Live Chat on Wednesday. If you did and you’d be willing to discuss specifics with my tech guy via e-mail, that would be much appreciated. I couldn’t guide him because…

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176 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 2, Bruins 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know what this game reminded me of? (nice grammar).The first 21 games of the season. You know, that pesky little 16-3-2 start…

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