Browsing: Marc Staal

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330 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 1: Penguins 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is like shootin’ fish in a barrel. It’s almost too easy. There’s not a lot of analysis required, because A) you all saw it and it sure wasn’t…

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

[polldaddy poll=9384788 align=”left”] Game 1. Rangers at Penguins. So now we find out about this Rangers team, after spending 82 games learning almost nothing about it. For the third year in a row they take on the Penguins in a playoff series, having won the last two, and having…

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267 Rangers-Penguins matchups, first-round predictions

Here are my first-round series matchups, and below my series-by-series predictions. As always, I’d love to see your picks today. Maybe, if we can get a volunteer from our regulars to do the accounting, I can award a prize or two or three to the best selectors. No promises. Rangers-Penguins…

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445 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Rangers 3, Red Wings 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Through an entire regular season now, 82 games worth, we know very…

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172 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 4, Rangers 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) In a results-oriented business, I continue to be surprised at how the Rangers brush off the results and insist they played well.…

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245 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) They’re in. That’s the best thing you can say about the Rangers right now. We have no idea who they’re going to play, or when. More importantly, we have no…

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228 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Hurricanes 4, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Not sure which is worse … the first period played entirely without a pulse, without perspiration. Or another blown-lead third period. Or more just blown defensive-zone play. Of another far-less-than 60-minute…

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425 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9368786 align=”left”] Game 77. Rangers at Hurricanes. The big story of course is the return of former Carolina captain and Stanley Cup champion Eric Staal, who was dealt to the Rangers Feb. 28 and is coming off his best game for his new team. Per the Canes: “Drafted…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 43-24-9 (95 pts) Hurricanes: 33-28-16 (82 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 77th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 31, against the Carolina Hurricanes…

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61 Eric Staal returns home, but longs for return to the playoffs

Planning on going to Rangers practice today (they’ve been off ice for two days), then probably going to do a Live Chat Thursday at noon-ish leading into the Carolina game that night. Also, ICYMI, the Rangers signed Steven Fogarty yesterday. The announcement is below.  And finally, for those who’ve asked,…

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409 Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9364291 align=”left”] Game 76. Penguins at Rangers. It’s a potential first-round playoff preview at MSG. The second-place Rangers lead the Penguins by four points — Pittsburgh has a game in hand; the Rangers have the tiebreaker 40-38 (regulation/OT wins). The Rangers have eliminated the Penguins in each of…

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118 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Rangers 5, Canadiens 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I was wrong. I thought this was going to be one of those banana-peel games we’ve seen this season from this team, one where it played down to the opponent’s level,…

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316 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 5, Bruins 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) All cured? No. Much better? Absolutely. The Rangers still have to tighten it…

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292 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 4, Panthers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) See? I’ve been telling you how much the East stinks. It’s a pile…

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239 Rangers-Sharks in review

Sharks 4, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This would have been a terrible performance at any time of the season. But at this point, with now 10 games remaining, for this team, with all its experience and all…

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50 Rangers at Sharks today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at SAN JOSE SHARKS Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA Rangers: 40-23-8 (88 pts) Sharks: 39-25-6 (84 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 72nd game of the 2015-16 season and conclude…

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200 Rangers-Kings in review

Kings 4, Rangers 3 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Bad as it was, raise your hand if you would have signed for three points on this trip? You’re lying if your hand is down. 2) Yeah, I know, I…

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