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230 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9281583 align=”left”] Game 47. Rangers at Hurricanes. The Rangers begin another three games/four nights stretch at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in icy Raleigh. They may be stuck in Carolina, rather than flying to Ottawa tonight, due to the weather. I don’t get this schedule.…

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221 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 25-16-5 (55 pts) Hurricanes: 21-19-8 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a stretch of three games…

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210 Rangers’ big question: To trade Keith Yandle, or not?

It’s a fascinating and fairly unique debate surrounding one of the Rangers’ most enigmatic players. To trade Keith Yandle, or not? The situation could be a predicament and it could be a huge trading chip. Here the Rangers have an in-his-prime puck-moving defenseman, paying only half of his salary cap…

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304 Rangers-Canucks in review

Rangers 3, Canucks 2 (OT). 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) Didn’t the Rangers beat the Canucks 3-2 at the Garden on some other…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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297 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, am I glad I don’t root for this team. 2) I am gaining more and more sympathy for you poor folks who live and die with them. I will say, this…

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87 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Let me get this out of the way. That is just an awful, awful way to decide a hard-played hockey game. I mean, it’s a bit absurd that, if Steve Mason…

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60 Rangers at Flyers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Based on Friday’s practice, Dan Girardi is expected to return from a lacerated hand, and Oscar Lindberg goes back in after being scratched the last two games. Dylan McIlrath and Jayson Megna are expected to be scratched. Henrik Lundqvist starts his 11th in a row in goal. Antti Raanta gets…

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293 Rangers-Islanders in review

Before we get started, I know a few or more of you guys had trouble trying to get into the Live Chat on Wednesday. If you did and you’d be willing to discuss specifics with my tech guy via e-mail, that would be much appreciated. I couldn’t guide him because…

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176 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 2, Bruins 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know what this game reminded me of? (nice grammar).The first 21 games of the season. You know, that pesky little 16-3-2 start…

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259 Rangers-Stars in review

Rangers 6, Stars 2. Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. 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) If…

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159 Rangers-Panthers in review

Panthers 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) If you’re hoping for me to be able to explain this, you’re going to be disappointed. I have no idea. No idea how a team defends so poorly AND creates so little.…

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50 Rangers at Panthers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 21-13-4 (46 pts) Panthers: 21-12-4 (46 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game road trip against the…

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205 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 5, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Goodbye, 2015. It was some year for ya boys, with an NHL-leading 65 regular-season and playoff wins, even if the last month or so made it seem as if they’d never won…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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310 Rangers-Predators in review

Predators 5, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Wow, are there a lot of issues with this team right now? 2) I’m not even sure which one is at the top of the “worst” list. I mean, I would try…

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62 Nobody needs the break more than the Rangers’ Lundqvist

Merry Christmas Eve, my friends. My column from lohud.com: Henrik Lundqvist has played 76 playoff games and 12 series the last four seasons, and carried the Rangers on his shoulders early this season It’s been said dozens, maybe hundreds of times, how so many of the important Rangers have to…

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163 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 3, Mighty Ducks 2 (OT) 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. To read my story on Carl Hagelin’s return to MSG, scroll down to the…

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237 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 7, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my pre-game column on the slump. (or scroll down a couple of posts). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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