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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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183 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 2, Ducks 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) OK, I’m not going to be fooled by this win, as enormous as it was. Not going to be fooled by the tremendous will and effort, not going to be fooled…

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277 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 5, Rangers 3. 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) Forgive me if I’ve said this before, but this time I’m saying it…

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63 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Maybe an inch to the right, maybe Ryan McDonagh’s 150-footer at the empty net hits the inside of the post and goes in and today we’re talking about the…

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340 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9343338 align=”left”] Game 68. Rangers at Red Wings. The Rangers visit two-time Stanley Cup champ and ex-Ranger Brad Richards today at the Arena that Never Changes Names, looking for their 40th win. They begin a back-to-back matinee set, with Pittsburgh coming to the Garden for an NBC game at (or…

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41 Rangers at Red Wings today (2 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Rick Nash (deep bone bruise) is expected to play his first game since Jan. 22, and Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) and Marc Staal (back spasms) are also expected to return today in Motown. Derick Brassard (flu) did not fly with the team Friday, but it’s possible he joins the…

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280 Rangers at Sabres … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9337601 align=”left”] Game 67. Rangers at Sabres. The Rangers, coming off that hideous 6-4 loss to the Islanders on Sunday, hope to avoid their first back-to-back losses of 2016 (since Dec. 20) against the Baby Buffaloes at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. The Rangers have won…

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

ICYMI: Both Marc Staal (back spams) and Dylan McIlrath (knee), along with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) are out for tonight’s game in Buffalo. Defenseman Brady Skjei was recalled from Hartford and will play tonight. Lundqvist hopes to return by Saturday in Detroit. Rick Nash (bone bruise) continues to make…

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194 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 6, Rangers 4. 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) Whatever the Rangers did before this game – whether it was the early…

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540 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9335175 align=”left”] Game 66. Islanders at Rangers. Pretty important game in terms of setting up the No. 2-3 seed first-round series in the playoffs. The Islanders trail the Rangers by five points with three games in hand. The winner is going to be in a good spot. Tonight…

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83 Islanders at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 38-21-6 (82 pts) Islanders: 35-20-7 (77 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 66th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 6, against…

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233 Rangers-Capitals in review

Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the Rangers cut the Capitals lead to 16 points, with 17 games left, so … Actually, the Rangers were 5.7 seconds from being 3-2 against Washington this season. Incidentally, the…

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457 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9334040 align=”left”] Game 65. Rangers at Capitals. The Big Red Machine (47-12-4) is having a remarkable season, and hasn’t had anything resembling a slump yet. The Capitals haven’t lost two in a row in regulation all season, and only twice lost two in a row in any fashion.…

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273 Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9332431 align=”left”] Game 64. Rangers at Penguins. The Rangers face a massive two games/two nights road trip in Pittsburgh tonight. They play the Big Red Machine in Washington tomorrow. The Rangers have won four in a row and are 10-2-1 in their last 13. The Penguins are 11-5-1…

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266 Rangers-Blue Jackets (and trade deadline) in review

Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1. Click here to read my early story about Eric Staal. 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 Eric Staal’s morning press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Another one…

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243 Blue Jackets at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9328721 align=”left”] Game 63. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The trade deadline is gone, and the Rangers’ debut their new toy, Eric Staal — who has never, at any level, played on the same team as his brother Marc. Eric will wear No. 12, and Marc gets an M…

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110 Deadline day transcripts: Eric Staal, Alain Vigneault

More transcripts from a slow deadline day: Eric Staal and Alain Vigneault. Also, Jesper Fast is ill and will be a game-time decision tonight. Antti Raanta starts in goal against Columbus. Eric Staal: “A ton of emotion obviously. I started my career there, won a Stanley Cup there, a ton…

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117 Deadline day transcripts: Marc Staal and Keith Yandle

Here are the first two transcripts, from Marc Staal and Keith Yandle, who was thrilled to be told by GM Jeff Gorton that he will not be traded. To follow: Eric Staal, Alain Vigneault. Also, there’s video of Eric Staal’s press conference up above. Marc Staal: “It’s exciting. I knew…

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247 Rangers GM Jeff Gorton gets his man: Eric Staal

My story from lohud.com: Rangers’ first-year GM Jeff Gorton took his best shot for a team with a window that is still open in a conference that has one behemoth. So Gorton, with salary-cap restrictions, and a cupboard that could not afford to lose another first-round pick, managed to pry…

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