Browsing: Marc Staal

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159 Rangers-Panthers in review

Panthers 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) If you’re hoping for me to be able to explain this, you’re going to be disappointed. I have no idea. No idea how a team defends so poorly AND creates so little.…

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50 Rangers at Panthers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 21-13-4 (46 pts) Panthers: 21-12-4 (46 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game road trip against the…

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205 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 5, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Goodbye, 2015. It was some year for ya boys, with an NHL-leading 65 regular-season and playoff wins, even if the last month or so made it seem as if they’d never won…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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310 Rangers-Predators in review

Predators 5, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Wow, are there a lot of issues with this team right now? 2) I’m not even sure which one is at the top of the “worst” list. I mean, I would try…

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62 Nobody needs the break more than the Rangers’ Lundqvist

Merry Christmas Eve, my friends. My column from lohud.com: Henrik Lundqvist has played 76 playoff games and 12 series the last four seasons, and carried the Rangers on his shoulders early this season It’s been said dozens, maybe hundreds of times, how so many of the important Rangers have to…

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163 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 3, Mighty Ducks 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. To read my story on Carl Hagelin’s return to MSG, scroll down to the…

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237 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 7, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my pre-game column on the slump. (or scroll down a couple of posts). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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12 Rangers’ slump nearing crisis status

NEW YORK – There are slumps, which come and go. Then there are developing patterns and reason for serious concern. That’s where the Rangers were as they entered Sunday’s game against first-place Washington, a team with three games in hand, a six-point lead, a four-game winning streak and an 11-1-1…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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153 Rangers-Oilers in review

Rangers 4, Oilers 2. 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) The blog somehow survived the Undertaker’s first NHL goal, just a bomb of a…

It's Go Time!
227 Oilers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 32. Oilers at Rangers. I’m going on the pre-game show on ESPN radio, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Seems the season just started, but there will only be 50 games left after tonight. The Rangers return from that awful 0-2-1 Western Canada trip, and not only face a…

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149 Rangers-Flames in review

Flames 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers better not dwell too much on the one positive – that they fought back from behind the last two nights – and it didn’t sound like they would do…

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182 Rangers-Oilers in review

Oilers 7, Rangers 5. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see the line generator Alain Vigneault used in the second period. Thoughts: 1) I’m probably not going to tell you anything you didn’t know about last night’s game. Just a complete…

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148 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Avalanche 2, Rangers 1. Click here to read my early story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Once again, I want to thank Commissioner Bettman for the opportunity to see two games against every non-conference team. Wow. More please. 2)…

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136 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 2, Rangers 1 (shootout) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) In my mind there’s not even a question that that was the Rangers’ best game of the season, the game in which…

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134 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 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) First of all, apologies for the issues on the blog since late Saturday/early Sunday.…

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69 Rangers-Bruins in review

Bruins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You can put aside this game, and even the last one, as awful as they were — a poor game by the coaching staff, goalie, top line, second line, entire panicky defense…

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