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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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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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