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180 It’s Go Time … All-star skills competition night

No, not those skills competitions. Not those breakaway contests that they sometimes hold AFTER the hockey game ends. Tonight is the real skills competition, featuring the NHL’s all-stars, including ya boys, Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik, Carl “Haggar” Hagelin (who may be faster than Gaborik, according to a tweet by Gaborik)…

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38 Skills competition tonight

Here are the rosters, and the story from Dan Rosen of NHL.com. NHL.com also has some video of interviews from media day yesterday, including John Tortorella trying to say absolutely nothing, until the questions turn to Dan Girardi. Then Tortorella can’t say enough good things. We’ll do a “Go Time”…

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317 It’s Go Time! … All-star fantasy draft edition

TV coverage begins on the NHL Network at 7 p.m., and the draft will be broadcast on NBCSports (formerly Versus), starting at 8 p.m. Team Alfredsson includes assistant captain Henrik Lundqvist and co-coach John Tortorella (who will share the bench with Todd McLellan of the San Jose Soft-shelled Jumbo Shrimps).…

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219 Rangers-Bruins in review

Hockey Gods. John Tortorella referenced the Hockey Gods the one night this week, when Marian Gaborik was incorrectly called for a double-minor penalty when one opponent’s stick. and not Gaborik’s, hit the face of another opponent. And the Rangers, rightly, killed the penalties. Tortorella said the Hockey Gods have a…

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202 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) I said it before and I’ll say it again (though I’m sure it won’t placate any of the NNs, or Chicken Littles, the “fire Torts” gang or plain old trolls. If losing three out of five is as bad as it gets, or even four out of six,…

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169 Rangers-Predators in review (updated)

Bizarre night topped by Jim Dolan, all smiles and giggles, popping into John Tortorella’s press conference. I think what happened is that Dolan was in Tortorella’s office and the coach asked him if he wanted to do the press conference instead of Torts. And Dolan took the dare and went…

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146 Rangers-Senators in review; Live chat at 1:30

First things first: We will have a Live Chat today at 1:30, so pretend to be working and sneak over here with questions/comments. Please enter a user name when you ask or comment. Makes it easier for me. Thanks. Be there. ************************* Shocker. Rangers get shut out, bunch of you…

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289 It’s Go Time!

Game 41. After tonight’s game the Rangers will be halfway through their season. Ya boys have won five in a row and 10 of 11, and lead the entire National freakin’ Hockey League in points. Three of their players — Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik and Dan Girardi were named today…

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116 Lundqvist, Gaborik, Girardi named All-Stars (updated)

Not that I ever doubted you guys. In the poll over there ——–> you figured out way before the NHL did which Rangers should be all-stars. Good job. The NHL today announced that Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik and Dan Girardi were all selected for the all-star game in Ottawa Jan.…

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265 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) This is one of my favorite of many stats so far through 40 games, with the mid-point of the season coming Thursday: Henrik Lundqvist, who has won seven in a row, has limited opponents to two goals or fewer 21 times in 29 starts. Holy shishkebob. Yet he…

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560 Rangers-Penguins in review

Maybe we’ve underestimated the Rangers to this point. When we talk about how they find a way to win, maybe that makes it sound like they didn’t deserve to win. Does that make sense? Bottom line is that, when this Rangers team plays the way it knows how to play,…

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195 Rangers-Panthers in review

For all the complaining we (I) did about the outdoor game, it was a downer going back indoors, especially at the World’s Quietest Arena. What a shame. Could you imagine a first-place team in the middle of a season in the 1970s or ’80s and the kind of intimidation MSG…

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35 Post-game interviews

John Tortorella (I believe the first question is about Gaborik’s line; he had some interesting things to say about the rest of this season; and also late in the interview, about Ruslan Fedotenko having Wojtek Wolski looking over his shoulder): [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/tortspost010512.MP3] Brad Richards: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/richards010512.MP3] Marian Gaborik: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/gaborik010512.MP3] Martin Biron: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/biron010512.MP3]…

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344 Winter Classic: Rangers-Flyers in review

Glad that’s over. The NHL will be thrilled — and Gary Bettman clearly was, bogarting the stage as NHL Network’s first interview on the never-ending post-game show — because it made a ton of money, got a zillion eyeballs to watch, sold a gazillion pieces of merchandise. But the all-Philadelphia…

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354 Rangers-Islanders in review

First place in the East. Five straight wins. Top two or three in team defense. Fewest losses in the whole freakin’ National Hockey League. And your New York Rangers really haven’t nearly hit their stride or been nearly 100 percent healthy yet. ‘Nuff  said. Thoughts: 1) Seven goals allowed in…

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135 Rangers-Flyers in review

Merry Christmas Eve! The lead to my story in The Journal News and LoHud.com today was this: “Laughing all the way.” Because the Rangers go into the holiday break dancing, off four straight wins, three fairly decisive divisional victories in four nights, and in first place in the Patrick Division.…

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220 Rangers-Islanders in review

Happy Festivus, everyone! Tonight, with the Flyers in town, we will air grievances and have feats of strength. Get the pole. Kruger, you couldn’t smooth a silk sheet if you had a date with a hot babe … “I lost my train of thought.” –Frank Costanza ——————– Thoughts: 1) I…

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37 Post-game interviews

Here’s the post-game audio. The Dubinsky file begins with a question you won’t hear, about tomorrow’s Winter Classic preview. John Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/tortspost122211.MP3] Brandon Dubinsky: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/dubinsky122211.MP3] Michael Del Zotto: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/delzotto122211.MP3] Martin Biron: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/biron122211.MP3] Marian Gaborik: (this one might be a little quiet; he speaks softly and I couldn’t get close) [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/gaborik122211.MP3]

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564 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Another staged fight to start the game. Whatever floats your boat, I guess. Maybe it’s hypocritical, but to me they don’t seem as senseless when it’s archrivals playing. I did think Rupp had some good, solid hits, though he wasn’t credited with any, officially. 2) I liked the…

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187 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Well, that was about as wild as it gets. Not one for the archives in terms of how to play, or how to win. But, wow, was that a finish. I am racking the rusty rolodex between my ears trying to remember a similar game, and I’m sure there was…

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