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246 Lessons learned, the Rangers go back to work

The Rangers will have an optional practice this afternoon, their first workout since Game 5 Friday. Maybe we will get an update on Mats Zuccarello or Kevin Klein. Maybe not. Then tonight it’s Islanders-Capitals Game 7 in D.C., the winner getting a free trip to Madison Square Garden. My story…

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148 Rangers sit and wait for next opponent

The Rangers can kick back, lick some wounds, get some rest, and wait for their next opponent. The Islanders’ 3-1 victory Saturday over Washington in what could have been, and still might have been, the final game they will play at Nassau Coliseum, extended their first-round series to a Game…

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284 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here to see Carl Hagelin’s series-winning goal a few more times, and…

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351 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference audio. Thoughts: 1) We’ve talked, now, for 86 games, about the Find-A-Way Rangers. Been doing it all year. But this was another new way. This time they really had to…

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790 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, that game sure had some nasty in it, and it was a big-boy pants game for ya boys. They usually bounce back from a stinker, and despite what Alain Vigneault thinks, I thought Game 2…

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392 Who’s desperate now? The Rangers had better be

A few things first. Alain Vigneault said in Pittsburgh this evening that of the six periods of hockey so far, he’s liked the way the Rangers have played in five of them. He didn’t like the second period of Game 2. Not sure I agree with him. AV also said…

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416 Game 1: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Penguins at Rangers. As Pitbull might say, “Dale’!” Just so you know, the Penguins put it in their team notes that the last time they played the Rangers in the playoffs following a Presidents’ Trophy season, the Penguins won the series. This is the sixth meeting, the…

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483 Matchups: Rangers begin their quest vs. Penguins

Happy Anniversary! On April 13, 1940, the Rangers won the Stanley Cup … which means it is now officially one Cup in 75 years. By Rick Carpiniello They have traded places, the Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. In years past, annually, Pittsburgh was the Stanley Cup playoffs’ Beast of the East,…

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31 Rangers at Capitals today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

With the Islanders’ win in Pittsburgh Friday, the Capitals are now locked into the 2-3 series against the Islanders, and can clinch home-ice in that series with a win today, or with a point and an Islanders loss tonight in their regular-season farewell to Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers, I am…

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352 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Senators at Rangers. The Rangers play their final regular-season home game, which means absolutely nothing to them, but everything to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa (21-4-4 in its last 29) is tied with Boston for the final wild-card spot in the East, but trails by two…

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90 Senators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Senators: 41-26-13 (95 pts) Rangers: 52-21-7 (111 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their final regular season home game of the 2014-15 season  against…

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349 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my 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) About that Presidents’ Trophy: This is the third won by the Rangers (’91-92, ’93-94, with a very near-miss in…

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87 Rangers 4, Devils 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Devils 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TOP OF THE HEAP – As a result of tonight’s game, the Rangers have earned the Presidents’ Trophy as the 2014-15 Regular Season Champions. The Rangers have now…

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