Browsing: Marc Staal

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200 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Rangers 1, Red Wings 0 (OT). 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) To be honest, this was going to be a pretty short,…

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26 Red Wings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DETROIT RED WINGS Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 33-19-6 (72 pts) Red Wings: 29-20-10 (68 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 59th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 21,…

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144 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Rangers 4, Maple Leaves 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Welcome to the National Hockey League, where you can play a terrific game (for the most part) and lose one night, and play an awful game (for the most part)…

It's Go Time!
311 Rangers at Maple Leafs … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9315514 align=”left”] Game 58. Rangers at Maple Leaves. It’s getting late. Twenty five games remaining, 11 days until the trade deadline. The Rangers are 6-4-1 in the second of back-to-backs this season, after going 10-1-1 in their previous 12. The Rangers are 1-1-1 in their last three games,…

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191 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Blackhawks 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) Once again, I don’t get all the cliff-diving “this team stinks … it…

It's Go Time!
345 Blackhawks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9312884 align=”left”] Game 57. Blackhawks at Rangers. Another test in this four-game stretch for ya boys, who are playing their best hockey of the season — yes, even better than when they won nine in a row early in the season. The Rangers ruined the defending Stanley Cup…

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191 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 1. 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) Frontier justice sponsored and brought to you by the NHL Department of Protecting…

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130 Rangers-Kings in review

Kings 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here for Antti Raanta’s post-game interview video, from MSG. Thoughts: 1) You wonder what this game might have been like if Henrik…

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214 Rangers-Penguins in review

Rangers 3, Penguins 0. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Let’s face it, with the standings as they are, it’s a small-picture game, about getting the points, however, wherever, whenever. But there is a big picture, and the big picture…

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165 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Stop me if I may have said this before. What a stupid, stupid way to determine a game where two teams were killing each other for 60 minutes. On…

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213 Rangers-Wild in review

Rangers 4, Wild 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early story on the Rangers’ penalty kill. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1)…

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330 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 3, Rangers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers’ special teams are a tire fire. Plain and simple. They can talk all they want about all the good they did…

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101 Minus Nash, Rangers resume play vs. Devils in Newark

The Rangers’ extended All-Star break – seven days without a game – wasn’t enough to heal one of the team’s most important players. Rick Nash, injured blocking a shot with his left leg on Jan. 22, is not expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Rangers resume play…

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474 Rangers-Sabres in review

Rangers 6, Sabres 3. 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) Everything’s relative, right? Compared to Sunday in Ottawa, this was a masterpiece. Compared to…

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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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70 Rangers at Senators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON Rangers: 26-16-5 (57 pts) Senators: 22-20-6 (50 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 48th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set today, Jan.…

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181 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, two in a row! First time since Nov. 21-23, which is really not believable. 2) Let’s keep it in perspective. If a Vancouver player doesn’t kick Ryan Miller’s stick away…

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