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49 Rangers’ Etem takes a positive stride

GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ coaching staff, in training camp and the preseason, noticed some things about new winger Emerson Etem’s attempts to fit in. That finally appears to be happening. “It’s also, as coaches, getting comfortable with him, and he’s also getting comfortable with his teammates and how we play…

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189 Rangers-Flames in review

Click here to read my 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) Ten games in. Having played maybe one full game. The Rangers are 6-2-2. “I think our record’s really…

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9 Rangers 4, Flames 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Flames 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HIGH FIVE – The Rangers extended their point streak to a season-high five games (3-0-2). New York has earned at least one point in eight of…

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21 Flames at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, Antti Raanta starts in goal tonight. Viktor Stalberg (head) is expected to be out, and replaced in the lineup by Emerson Etem. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 5-2-2…

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91 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see Henrik Lundqvist’s save on Wayne Simmonds. Thoughts: 1) A lot to cover. One crazy game at Mr. Snider’s house. Where to begin? 2) So Alain Vigneault loses the first coach’s challenge in team history,…

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27 Rangers at Flyers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 5-2-1 (11 pts) Flyers: 3-2-1 (7 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their ninth game of the 2015-16 season and begin their third back-to-back…

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5 Rangers 4, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to three games (2-0-1), and they have posted two separate three-game point streaks thus far in 2015-16…

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142 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here to read my 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. Click here for the complete audio from Vigneault’s presser. Click here for Antti Raanta post-game audio. Click here for Rick…

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14 Rangers 4, Sharks 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Sharks 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BACK-TO-BACK – The Rangers have posted a 12-1-1 record in the second contest of their last 14 back-to-back sets, including a 2-0-0 record in the second…

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16 Sharks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Note that Antti Raanta makes his Rangers debut in goal. Otherwise, Alain Vigneault expects to use the same lineup as Sunday’s. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-2-1 (7…

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50 Rangers at Canadiens tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Some Hall of Famers in that photo from the 1979 Stanley Cup Final, above: Serge Savard, Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson, Phil Esposito (and also Don Murdoch, shooting, and I think it’s rookie Don Maloney on the left and probably another Montreal HOFer to the right of Espo). Pre-game notes courtesy…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-0-0 (6 pts) Jets: 2-1-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their fourth game of the 2015-16 season against the Winnipeg Jets at…

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158 Rangers-Blue Jackets 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 audio. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game audio (some pretty cool stuff). Thoughts: 1) That is as good a nothing regular-season game…

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15 Rangers 5, Blue Jackets 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers have won each of their first three games of the regular season for the first time since 2008-09, when they…

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88 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) It was awfully fitting that Alain Vigneault’s 100th win as Rangers coach was so typical of his team. Stick with it, stick with it, stick with it … then find a way to win. How many…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET United Center – Chicago, IL Rangers: 53-22-7 (113 pts)* Blackhawks: 48-28-6 (102 pts)* *Records are from the 2014-15 regular season TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their 89th NHL season with an Original…

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