Browsing: Marc Staal

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27 Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 18 of their last 24 contests (18-6-0), including 16 of their last 21 games (16-5-0) and 14 of their last 17 contests (14-3-0). The Rangers have also earned at…

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440 Rangers at Blue Jackets … It’s Go Time!

Game 42. Rangers at Blue Jackets. A lot of news for a game day. ICYMI: 1) Derek Stepan skated this morning and is skating in warmups tonight and he will be a game-time decision, according to Alain Vigneault. If Stepan plays, AV did not say which forward comes out.…

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154 Rangers closing in on a new six-year deal for Marc Staal

According to several reports, Rangers GM Glen Sather is close to finalizing a new six-year contract for defenseman and alternate captain Marc Staal. Staal, who turned 28 this week, will earn between $5.6 and $5.9 million per year and have a full no-trade clause the first three years, then a…

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180 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) A+B doesn’t always =C.  The Bruins are far bigger, stronger and tougher than the Rangers. They pushed the Rangers around, in a punishing sense and in terms of battling around the net. I don’t necessarily think that is why the Rangers were completely outplayed again, for a second…

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393 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to see my story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Honestly. Honestly, did anybody not see this coming? Did anybody not at least think there was a good chance the Islanders would come into the Garden and outskate, outwork the Rangers? I mean, how many times did that happen when…

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26 Islanders 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Islanders 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 39-for-45 (86.7%) on the penalty kill over the last 16 games and is 49-for-57 (86.0%) over the last 19…

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298 Islanders at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Islanders: 28-13-1 (57 pts) Rangers: 24-11-4 (52 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 40th game of the 2014-15 season against the New…

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317 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) To put it another way: In their last 14 games, the Rangers have won two fewer than the Giants, Jets and Knicks combined won all season. This streak has gotten ridiculous, not just in pure numbers, but also in where they’re winning, how they’re winning, and how everybody…

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74 Rangers at Sharks tonight (10 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at SAN JOSE SHARKS Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 10:00 p.m. ET SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA Rangers: 23-11-4 (50 pts) Sharks: 22-15-5 (49 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their three-game road trip against the San Jose…

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370 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) This is just such a different team now, with its intimidating speed and ability to score goals. Three, four, or more on any given night against any opponent. Down 2-0, most Rangers teams over the last, oh, 21 years or so, were done. Game over. Honest Darryl Sutter…

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262 Rangers-Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that was a fun game to watch. Strong, physical game with some great pace at times. Anaheim is about four miles better than Buffalo. But the Rangers won this game, were the better team most of the night. Nothing flukey about it. They’re for real. Not yet…

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17 Rangers 4, Ducks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Ducks 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 games (11-1-0 record over the span). It is the first time New York has won 11 games in a 12-game span since they did so…

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212 Sabres at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 36. Sabres at Rangers. Big game? Um, yup, mostly because of what ya boys are facing after this … six of seven on the road, two stretches of three in four nights on the road, surrounding a home game against the November Cup Champs. And BTW, the Rangers…

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136 Rangers brace for big early test in 2015

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The new year begins for the Rangers Saturday when they meet Buffalo at the Garden in what will be just one of two home games during a 10-game stretch in which they will play a bunch of the league’s better…

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257 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy New Year to all of you! And thanks for making this place the nuttiest, funniest, mostly intelligent and passionate, best hockey site on the internet. Thoughts: 1) I thought the Rangers played much better defensively last night than they did in Dallas. Much better. Yet here’s the thing with…

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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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19 Stars 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Stars 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have tallied the first goal of the game in four straight games, seven of the last eight contests, 12 of the last 16 games, and 21 of 34 games this season.…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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222 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Again, I want to thank the commissioner, the board of governors, Mr. Snider, Mr. Jacobs, and anybody else who forces every team to play two games against all non-conference opponents. So much passion in these games. So physical. So exciting. And those time-zone changes, wowee. Those only add…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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