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10 Rangers 3, Sabres 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Sabres 1. Click here for boxscore. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to seven games (5-0-2 record over the span), and they have earned at least one point in 10 of their last 11 games (8-1-2). New…

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160 Rangers-Canucks in review

Click here for my game story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) It’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets. It’s so cold, I was in traffic and some guy flipped me the mitten. 2) Ah, yes, the shootout. You know how I feel about it…

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97 Canucks at Rangers tonight … pre-game notes

Note that Cam Talbot starts in goal, and John Moore goes back in on defense for Matt Hunwick. Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Canucks: 32-21-3 (67 pts) Rangers: 34-16-5 (73…

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219 Rangers game-day odds & ends: The case for Mats Zuccarello

Before we get to Mats Zuccarello’s impending free agency, a couple of PSAs: Starting today, it’s Hockey Weekend in New York, and the Rangers are all over it, including several events being held here in the Westchester-Rockland-Putnam area and environs. See the announcement below for details. Tonight, at 10:30 on…

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52 Rangers 6, Islanders 5 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Islanders 5. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games, and they won all four games during their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 27 of their last 37 games (27-9-1), including 25 of…

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250 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) I just find this stat fascinating. The Rangers have had four trips of three games or more and they are 12-1 in those games. No, don’t ask me to explain it. 2) Admit it. You’re not as worried about the next three, four, five weeks, or whatever it…

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26 Rangers 5, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to three games, and they have posted a 3-0-0 record thus far on their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 26 of their last 36 games (26-9-1),…

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215 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

(Name that Coyote, above) Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ARIZONA COYOTES Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ Rangers: 32-16-5 (69 pts) Coyotes: 20-29-7 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes…

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289 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Thoughts: 1) Gonna get this out of the way quickly. These last three games the Rangers played … they got five points, but games like these usually lead to losing streaks. There are usually warning signs before a team goes into a tailspin, just as there are signs when a…

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293 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Thoughts: 1) The Maple Leaves are so bad I wanted to throw my shirt onto the ice. Yet, in three terribly undisciplined games this season, Toronto outscored the Rangers 15-12. Right, 27 goals in three games. If all teams could play that way the NHL could get rid of all…

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14 Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 4 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 4. Click here for boxscore. –        The Blueshirts have won 24 of their last 34 games (24-9-1), including 22 of their last 31 games (22-8-1) and 20 of their last 27 contests (20-6-1). The Rangers have also earned at…

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35 Rangers at Maple Leafs tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON Rangers: 30-16-5 (65 pts) Maple Leafs: 23-27-4 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game road trip with an Original Six matchup against…

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46 Stars at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

We should have news on Derek Stepan’s availability shortly after 3 p.m., when Alain Vigneault addresses the media. Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DALLAS STARS Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Stars: 23-21-8 (54 pts) Rangers: 30-16-4 (64…

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88 Rangers at Predators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NASHVILLE PREDATORS Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN Rangers: 30-15-4 (64 pts) Predators: 33-12-6 (72 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play the first half of a back-to-back set against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone…

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46 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Bruins: 27-16-7 (61 pts) Rangers: 29-15-4 (62 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand with an Original Six matchup against the Boston…

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124 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault has said, at times, you don’t dissect a win. A lot of coaches have said that (including Mike Keenan in 1994, and I think Glen Sather in the 1980s). That’s a funny sentiment. But a good coach knows when his team is playing well and when…

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7 Rangers 6, Panthers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Panthers 3. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 22 of their last 30 games (22-8-0), including 20 of their last 27 games (20-7-0) and 18 of their last 23 contests (18-5-0). The Rangers have also earned…

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75 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) Gotta tell you, that Henrik Lundqvist injury looked pretty serious — and I’m sure everybody on the Rangers bench and a lot of you guys were having more trouble breathing that Lundqvist was. Alain Vigneault told the story of when…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Hurricanes: 17-25-6 (40 pts) Rangers: 27-15-4 (58 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden…

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