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706 Rangers at Kings … It’s Go Time!

Game 38. Rangers at Kings. The Rematch. With a little less at stake. The Rangers make their first visit to Los Angeles since June 13 turned into June 14 and then they shook hands with the Stanley Cup champions. In case you were under a rock, all three games…

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258 Game 1: Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not sure what to make of Game 1. Why? Because I thought it was kind of what we should have expected. The Kings are a bigger, heavier team who beat the crap out of you and give up chances. The Rangers are a faster team that won’t…

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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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422 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Are you really surprised that this series is 1-1? Seriously? I’m not at all. I’m never, ever surprised that any series is 1-1 after two. Heck, maybe you should be surprised it isn’t 2-0 Penguins. 2) So let’s get this streak thing right out of the way. Ya…

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506 Rangers-Jets in review

Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist ties Mike Richter’s franchise record of 301 career wins. He will probably break it in the next seven-plus years. Seriously, this was the kind of win Richter (and Lundqvist) appreciated. One where you had to battle, to hang in, to have a short memory and worry…

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446 Rangers at Jets … It’s Go Time!

Game 68. Rangers at Jets. Ya boys come off back-to-back losses to start the road trip, their first consecutive road losses since that nine-game season-opening trip. Henrik Lundqvist is back in goal, seeking to tie Mike Richter’s franchise record 301 career wins, and pass Eddie Giacomin’s franchise record 49…

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274 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Thoughts: 1) First and foremost: My odds on being Rangers after 3 p.m. Wednesday: Martin St. Louis 60-40, Ryan Callahan 25-75, Dan Girardi 80-20, Ryan Kesler 40-60, Zenon Konopka 0-100, Marian Gaborik 10-90. Some other significant player(s) who hasn’t/haven’t been prominently mentioned 65-35. I still think captains Callahan and St.…

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

Game 44. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The Rangers come off (yet another) roller coaster of a road trip in which they went 3-2. They have won five of their last seven overall and their last two at home. The Rangers are a game over NHL-.500 for the eighth time…

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492 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Thoughts: 1) The Leafs — is that the same team that played in the Winter Classic? — really put up zero resistance, and the Rangers sure appear to love playing against them. The Rangers, a team that can play with anybody if allowed to skate, allowed to use their speed,…

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741 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) Where to begin?  Well, that’s actually pretty simple. The Rangers have a ton of holes, they have a dearth of skill and they are soft. OK, fine. But none of that matters if the guy in the net doesn’t stop the puck. They can fix some of their…

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

Game 33. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The reunion of the former Rangers and former Blue Jackets is the story line, but tonight’s game is really about the Rangers’ need for a victory, and having to get it with a depleted lineup. Big, tough 2010 first-round draft pick Dylan McIlrath…

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533 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) Wow, just too, too easy for the home team. Did a lot of guys on defense, and the guy in goal, have a bad game? Sure did. Not that there’s any shame or blame on a goalie in giving up three breakaway goals, but Henrik Lundqvist got beaten…

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550 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) Remember when some of us were firing Alain Vigneault before the home opener? His system has now produced a lot of offensive chances, AND good defense (nine straight with two or fewer GA). Wonder where this team might be if not for the early injuries and the idiotic…

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514 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) What a difference, or a slim difference, between winning and losing. Henrik Lundqvist made some huge saves on the early Pittsburgh power play, got help from a post, got Ryan Callahan to sweep one off the goal line for him, made another great save nine seconds after Brian…

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