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351 Game 3: Rangers-Capitals in review

First, apologies for all the tech difficulties lately. I have no idea what’s going on. We had some dead audio, and this blog post without photos, and no photo gallery. I will let you know later if we’re doing a Live Chat today. Onto Game 3 … So is it…

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941 It’s Go Time! … Game 3: Capitals at Rangers

A little history lesson, which means not much: The Rangers have been down 0-2 in a best-of-seven series 19 times (and 0-2 in a best-of-five once) and have only come back to win one of those series, in 1996 vs. Montreal. In those 20 instances, the Rangers were swept eight…

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341 Finish or be finished for the Rangers

The quick update: Ryane Clowe (probable concussion) and Marc Staal (eye) were both on the ice for an optional morning skate. Not sure if either will play in Game 3 tonight, but I imagine both want to. Carl Hagelin, who went leg-on-leg with Alex Ovechkin early in Game 2 and…

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916 It’s Go Time! … Game 2: Rangers at Capitals

Truth is, this isn’t an actual “Must Win.” Plenty of teams have come back from 0-2, especially if returning home 0-2, and certainly against better teams than Washington and better goalies than Braden Holtby. That said, though, this is a mammoth game for the Rangers because they proved in Game…

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864 It’s Go Time! … Game 1: Rangers at Capitals

Game 1. Rangers at Capitals. Ya boys finally end their league-imposed playoff lockout with Game 1, and their fourth meeting in five years with the Caps. The Capitals ended their season 11-1-1. The Rangers ended their season 10-3-1. Neither team played a very difficult schedule down the stretch. As you…

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226 Rangers-Capitals getting closer … sort of …

I’m headed over to this mini-training camp the Rangers are forced to endure because the NHL scheduled their four days off between games. Will have audio interviews (fingers crossed, new audio system which works on your phone), possibly some video, definitely some reports (Twitter: @RangersReport). Later today I will put…

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487 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

As you know, the Rangers can finish anywhere from sixth to eighth seed, the latter of which will bring them the dreaded first-round meeting with the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. To get that, the Rangers will have to lose in regulation today. If they get a point in any manner, the…

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663 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Hurricanes

Bottom line is the magic number is two. If the Rangers get two points tonight, they’re in. If Winnipeg doesn’t get any points in its season finale tonight at home against Montreal, the Rangers are in. If the Rangers get one point and Winnipeg gets on point, the Rangers are…

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447 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

So the Rangers obviously have bigger fish to broil, or whatever, needing a win for their own best interests. But how often do you guys, as fans, get chances in consecutive games to eliminate the Flyers (as the Rangers did in  Buffalo a couple of nights back) and then eliminate…

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298 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Buffalo Sabres

Obviously the Rangers are in almost-must-win mode at this point with all the other mediocre teams surrounding them in the Leastern Conference race churning out wins (or at least Bettman Bonus Points). They can eliminate the Baby Buffaloes with a win tonight, so expect Buffalo  to be as desperate and…

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431 It’s Go Time! … Panthers at Rangers

Not much needs to be said. This is a fairly critical game against a very bad team, much worse than the team that beat the Rangers Tuesday. Of course, if you don’t or can’t score goals, every team is pretty dangerous, right? So let’s say the Rangers need to go…

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541 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers

Light up the Empire State Building in black and orange! Going to be an interesting night at the Arena that Changes Names Every Five Minutes. The Flyers play the second of back-to-backs, after a resounding win in Montreal last night, and though they’re out of the playoff picture, there appears…

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758 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Islanders

Happy Anniversary! … sort of. On April 13, 1940 the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup. And, as you may know, they have won once since then. So as of today it is officially one Stanley Cup in 73 years. Anyway, the Rangers  are playing one of their most…

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411 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

I’m not going to go nutso about the shootout today, because I’ve done it to death … and will do it again later on, no doubt, about how stupid it is that the playoff fate of teams, not to mention the jobs of GMs, coaches and players are decided in…

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688 It’s Go Time! … Maple Leaves at Rangers

The Rangers return from a three-game road trip (1-1-1) and complete a home-and-home against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Following tonight’s game the eight-place Rangers will have only eight games remaining, including Saturday’s crucial visit to Long Island. Game 40. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Ya boys are 3-1-1 in their last…

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777 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Maple Leaves

Remember this about the NHL’s three-point game: If the Rangers get three of a possible four points in these two games, that means the Leaves get at least two, or possibly three. Makes no sense? Of course it doesn’t. The Rangers can gain significant ground only by winning both games…

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732 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Hurricanes

Coming off their emotional home-and-home series with the Penguins, the Rangers go to Raleigh to play the lowly-but-rested Hurricanes in a game that has as much meaning, maybe more, than the two against Pittsburgh. Two points tonight puts them in good shape heading into a home-and-home with Toronto Monday and…

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