Browsing: Marc Staal

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703 Game 4: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hope like hell you aren’t coming here to be comforted or assured that it’s going to be OK. Because it’s not. It is now a Must Win. You have my permission to panic. 2) Because I…

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288 Game 2: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column on Chris Kreider from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s 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, I am not surprised that…

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416 Game 1: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s 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) That’s just a horrible way to lose a game,…

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274 Rangers lose injured Mats Zuccarello indefinitely

GREENBURGH – The Rangers will get a key player back, but will also be without a key player when they open the second round of the playoffs, likely Thursday, at the Garden. Top-line winger Mats Zuccarello, hit in the head with a Ryan McDonagh shot early in Game 5 against…

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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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