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36 Rangers 6, Devils 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Devils 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BIG 5-0 – The Rangers earned their 50th win of the 2014-15 season in tonight’s contest. The Blueshirts have now earned 50 or more wins in…

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103 Devils at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Devils: 32-33-13 (77 pts) Rangers: 49-21-7 (105 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 78th game of the 2014-15 season against the New…

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217 Rangers at Wild tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Martin St. Louis (knee) is planning to return tonight. James Sheppard is the likely scratch, based on practice in Minny on Wednesday. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 48-21-7…

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195 Rangers at Jets tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB Rangers: 47-21-7 (101 pts) Jets: 39-25-12 (90 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 76th game of the 2014-15 season against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS…

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41 Capitals at Rangers today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just in: Matt Hunwick is out today with an upper body injury. Defenseman Chris Summers, obtained in the Keith Yandle deal, was recalled from Hartford (AHL) and will make his Rangers debut. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.…

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86 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Not going to delve too deeply into the play-by-play in this game, because it was as poorly played by the Rangers as it was officiated by the referees, linesmen and Situation Room. Just hideous. We’ll get…

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56 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just a heads-up: Obviously there is no morning skate today in Boston. Alain Vigneault is scheduled to meet the media at 11 a.m. We should know then if Henrik Lundqvist starts today or tomorrow. Unless it is announced earlier. Also, FYI, the Rangers’ magic number to clinch first place in…

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375 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is what’s  impressed me about this team, which reminds me of the ’11-12 team. When it has a rare stinker, it bounces right back in a big way. This team is miles more talented than…

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85 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

As you know today is Henrik Lundqvist’s first practice, at the team’s morning skate, since his injury. I plan on being there and blogging and tweeting my brains out, with a separate post after the skate and maybe video and a transcript of his comments. Not promising anything, but that’s…

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133 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First, a very personal note. Some of you long-time Rangers fans who live in the  area might remember the name Dick Yerg, who covered the Rangers for these Gannett newspapers for 19 years. He passed away…

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252 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 70. Rangers at Hurricanes. The Rangers lost a five-game winning streak vs. Chicago, 1-0, Wednesday, their first regulation loss in eight games, their second in 19 (14-2-3). They are 33-8-3 in their last 44, and haven’t lost two in a row. They haven’t lost two in a row…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 44-18-7 (95 pts) Hurricanes: 26-35-9 (61 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 70th game of the 2014-15 season and begin a back-to-back set against…

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53 Blackhawks at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Blackhawks: 42-21-6 (90 pts) Rangers: 44-17-7 (95 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 69th game of the 2014-15 season against the Chicago Blackhawks…

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257 Rangers-Panthers 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) I know this is speculative and hypothetical, but any other Rangers team — including 2012 and 1994 — probably…

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58 Panthers at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Panthers: 31-23-14 (76 pts) Rangers: 43-17-7 (93 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set tonight, Mar. 15, against the Florida Panthers at…

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154 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for the post-game notes and audio from last night. Thoughts: 1) Full marks to the kid in goal, 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski who, but for a fluke goal 14 seconds into his NHL debut, would have two…

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9 Rangers 2, Sabres 0 … post-game notes & audio

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game audio courtesy of the Buffalo Sabres: Rangers 2, Sabres 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TOP OF THE HEAP – With their victory tonight, the Rangers are in first place in the Metropolitan Division, the Eastern…

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86 Rangers at Sabres tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BUFFALO SABRES Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY Rangers: 42-17-7 (91 pts) Sabres: 19-42-6 (44 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their season-high five-game road trip and begin a back-to-back set against the…

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16 Rangers 3, Capitals 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Post-game quotes courtesy of the Capitals: Rangers 3, Capitals 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TOP OF THE HEAP – With their victory tonight, the Rangers now have sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division,…

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