Browsing: Marc Staal

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351 Moore, St. Louis storylines make this Cup run special

Here are my stories from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Great teams usually have something special among them. Especially hockey teams. If player 20 doesn’t do his job, it might not matter what player 1 does. And when it’s special, when there’s a bond, there often are…

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262 Game 5: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Dan Girardi called it a gong show. That’s as good as I’ve got. The Canadiens won, so they can be happy about it, but that’s a hideous game. Two in a row, actually, but Game 5 worse than Game 4.  Ghastly. After Game 4, after all the talk…

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247 Game 4: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read Josh Thomson, 26’s story about Martin St. Louis’ overtime heroics. Thoughts: 1) Well, now I guess you can say that Alain Vigneault is better than his predecessor, since he’s gotten one game farther … that’s sarcasm, of course. Vigneault’s done a terrific job with this team,…

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329 Game 2: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Just please, please, please don’t expect that this is going to be easy. First of all, remember in ’96, the last time these teams played, Montreal won the first two at MSG, then the Rangers won four in a row, three in Montreal. Never saw that coming. But…

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749 Game 7: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Big as the building. Pretty much the same core group of guys, five Game 7 wins in the last seven series, 10-2 in elimination games. This is a team that never, in 16 opportunities, had come back from 3-1 to win a series, never, in four tries, had…

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138 Rangers at their best when pushed to the brink

Here’s my column from The Journal News and Lohud.com today: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – There is no way to truly understand why the Rangers are so good in these situations. Well, there is the common thread of the goalie stopping pretty much everything when everything is on the line.…

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290 Game 6: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Gotta admit, going against my much ballyhooed belief that there is no carryover from game to game in a playoff series (there isn’t), I thought the Rangers were done like dinner after Game 4. I mean, they just stunk it up in a huge game. And, boy, has…

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278 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) The only way it would have been better for the Rangers would have been if big-hearted, broken-hearted Martin St. Louis had scored. But what a day. What an emotional day. And night. It’s not over for St. Louis, either. He’s got to be mentally fried, headed back to…

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506 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Haven’t said this much this year, but I don’t even know where to begin. It was going to take a monumental effort to beat Pittsburgh, a much better team, in this series. The way the Rangers played in Game 4, they wouldn’t have beaten anybody. I thought a…

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594 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) First of all, a little tempest was set off in Pittsburgh by a couple of shots Marc Staal took on Sidney Crosby (click here to see them), both of which should have probably been penalties, but as you know, our fine NHL referees are more than likely to…

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