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20 Jets 1, Rangers 0 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Jets 1, Rangers 0 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned a point in five of their last six contests (4-1-1 over the span), and have also registered a point in each of their last four home…

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150 Rangers-Wild in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Let’s be honest here. The Rangers got way more than they deserved again. I thought the same thing with the Carolina game. Thought the same thing with the Newark game. That’s three of their five wins, in my book. Now,…

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156 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for another great lohud photo gallery from another bad game. Thoughts: 1) That three-arena ceremony, with the anthems live by the great Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa was just fabulous and perfect.  Wow. Goosebumps. Tears. 2) Finally, the Rangers had some forecheck in the first period. Some dump-and-pressure. It…

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106 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery off of last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I know I chide you guys for your emotional swaying, you know, the way, for example, the Rangers completely sucked early in the third period and how great…

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162 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here for my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Click here for the latest lohud.com photo gallery, from last night’s 4-0 win over the Sharks. Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist. Over his last six periods, plus an OT, plus a shootout, Lundqvist has allowed one goal, and it was…

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386 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=8379276 align=”left”] Game 5. Hurricanes at Rangers. Panic time? Not yet. After tonight’s game? Yes, definitely. The Rangers have lost three in a row, each uglier than the one before it, allowing 17 goals. In the last two, against Toronto and the Islanders, the Rangers just collapsed at…

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476 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Also, yet another very cool game-night photo gallery on lohud.com. Click here to see it. Thoughts: 1) Blame Michael Kostka all you want, and he made two of the worst plays you will ever see. But the Rangers’ defensive breakdowns were massive.…

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203 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Happy Columbus Day. Click here for a photo gallery that is far better than that game deserved, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was a top-to-bottomer. Actually, a couple of guys played well. But the big guys, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi … and many others? P.U. 2) If…

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12 Maple Leaves 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Maple Leaves 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers registered 38 shots on goal in the contest. 17 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal, and ten skaters registered at least two shots on goal in…

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87 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to see another great photo gallery from last night’s game, at lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I thought Columbus Day was Monday, not Saturday. The Blue Jackets are a good team, and they play really hard and come at you and all that. Given. But the Rangers probably lose that…

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23 Blue Jackets 5, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Blue Jackets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 9-for-9 on the penalty kill this year, and has allowed just six shots on goal over its opponents’…

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

[polldaddy poll=8367615 align=”left”] Game 2. Rangers at Blue Jackets. The undefeated Rangers visit Rick Nash’s old haunt. Nash is on pace for 164 goals and 246 points, which would both be records. Cam Talbot starts in goal, so Henrik Lundqvist gets the home opener Sunday against the Toronto Maple…

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92 Captain Ryan McDonagh: The obvious choice

Here’s my column from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The choice had been pretty obvious since, well, since the Rangers’ captaincy went vacant with the trade of Ryan Callahan last March. Yeah, the Rangers had other players who would have made perfectly good captains. But Ryan McDonagh was the…

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69 Rangers’ season preview: Position by position

We’re continuing our season preview package. To follow is my column on Ryan McDonagh, my column on the fortunes of this defending Eastern Conference championship team, and my NHL divisional predictions.When I do those I’ll ask y’all to chime in with your prognostications. Also, as we approach the season, I’m…

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