Browsing: Marc Staal

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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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11 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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150 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my story on Tarrytown’s Brett Pesce, Carolina’s rookie defenseman. 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) God I hate these interconference…

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6 Rangers 3, Hurricanes 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Hurricanes 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 11 wins and 24 points in the first 15 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 11 wins…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 10-2-2 (22 pts) Hurricanes: 6-8-0 (12 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 15th game of the 2015-16 season against the Carolina Hurricanes in…

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91 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That was a pretty spirited match for a non-conference game, you know, since we’ve seen so many passionless inter-conference games. The Rangers, I thought, were atypically physical, smart, mostly disciplined. They played at a good pace…

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158 Rangers-Capitals in review

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) OK, I’m going to ignore the second period for a minute and focus, for a minute, on the…

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8 Rangers 5, Capitals 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Capitals 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BY THE DOZEN – The Rangers have earned eight wins and 18 points through their first 12 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ eight wins…

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148 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9160314 align=”left”] Game 12. Capitals at Rangers. After a string of really crappy games, the Rangers and Capitals meet for the first time since last spring’s seven-game playoff series (“All series, baby!”) with an early-November first place on the line. The Capitals are 8-2, having won seven of…

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49 Rangers’ Etem takes a positive stride

GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ coaching staff, in training camp and the preseason, noticed some things about new winger Emerson Etem’s attempts to fit in. That finally appears to be happening. “It’s also, as coaches, getting comfortable with him, and he’s also getting comfortable with his teammates and how we play…

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189 Rangers-Flames in review

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) Ten games in. Having played maybe one full game. The Rangers are 6-2-2. “I think our record’s really…

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9 Rangers 4, Flames 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Flames 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HIGH FIVE – The Rangers extended their point streak to a season-high five games (3-0-2). New York has earned at least one point in eight of…

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21 Flames at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, Antti Raanta starts in goal tonight. Viktor Stalberg (head) is expected to be out, and replaced in the lineup by Emerson Etem. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 5-2-2…

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91 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see Henrik Lundqvist’s save on Wayne Simmonds. Thoughts: 1) A lot to cover. One crazy game at Mr. Snider’s house. Where to begin? 2) So Alain Vigneault loses the first coach’s challenge in team history,…

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