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12 Rangers’ slump nearing crisis status

NEW YORK – There are slumps, which come and go. Then there are developing patterns and reason for serious concern. That’s where the Rangers were as they entered Sunday’s game against first-place Washington, a team with three games in hand, a six-point lead, a four-game winning streak and an 11-1-1…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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153 Rangers-Oilers in review

Rangers 4, Oilers 2. 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) The blog somehow survived the Undertaker’s first NHL goal, just a bomb of a…

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227 Oilers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 32. Oilers at Rangers. I’m going on the pre-game show on ESPN radio, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Seems the season just started, but there will only be 50 games left after tonight. The Rangers return from that awful 0-2-1 Western Canada trip, and not only face a…

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149 Rangers-Flames in review

Flames 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers better not dwell too much on the one positive – that they fought back from behind the last two nights – and it didn’t sound like they would do…

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182 Rangers-Oilers in review

Oilers 7, Rangers 5. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see the line generator Alain Vigneault used in the second period. Thoughts: 1) I’m probably not going to tell you anything you didn’t know about last night’s game. Just a complete…

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148 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Avalanche 2, Rangers 1. Click here to read my early story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Once again, I want to thank Commissioner Bettman for the opportunity to see two games against every non-conference team. Wow. More please. 2)…

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136 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 2, Rangers 1 (shootout) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) In my mind there’s not even a question that that was the Rangers’ best game of the season, the game in which…

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134 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 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) First of all, apologies for the issues on the blog since late Saturday/early Sunday.…

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69 Rangers-Bruins in review

Bruins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You can put aside this game, and even the last one, as awful as they were — a poor game by the coaching staff, goalie, top line, second line, entire panicky defense…

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113 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Canadiens 5, Rangers 1. 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) Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of youse who spend time here, or…

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151 Rangers-Predators in review

Rangers 3, Predators 0. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early column on the Rangers’ start, and the (not advanced) stats/trends involved. 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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84 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 5, Panthers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know it’s a wild game when two penalty shots are barely a footnote, and this review is going to be all over the place. I’m going to be honest, and…

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151 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for my early story on Chris Kreider/Zack Smith, etc. 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) The Rangers are never, ever, ever going…

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9 Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 14 wins and 30 points in the first 18 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts have…

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81 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The eight wins in a row are great, piling up all these points, great too. But the bigger picture is that Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win is one…

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6 Rangers at Senators today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Only one change to the lineup planned today. Dominic Moore goes back in for Emerson Etem. Moore will play his 700th game, and Derick Brassard his 500th. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Saturday, Nov.…

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137 Rangers-Blues in review

Click here to read my early story on the way the Rangers defend, which nearly became obsolete. 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) Did…

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