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325 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 4: Penguins 5, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, three in a row? As in three straight wins? As in three straight years coming back from 3-1 down? 2) Not bloody likely, especially since this is…

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318 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 2: Rangers 4, Penguins 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hey, all year long, we knew – or thought — that game was in there. It’s just that the Rangers didn’t let it out nearly enough. But in an…

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211 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Islanders at Rangers. The Rangers play their next-to-last game of the regular season, with still a lot at stake. Of course you’ve read/heard all the tanking theories, and while I don’t believe for a moment that the Rangers would lose intentionally, I certainly buy into (obviously, if…

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425 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 77. Rangers at Hurricanes. The big story of course is the return of former Carolina captain and Stanley Cup champion Eric Staal, who was dealt to the Rangers Feb. 28 and is coming off his best game for his new team. Per the Canes: “Drafted by Carolina in…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 43-24-9 (95 pts) Hurricanes: 33-28-16 (82 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 77th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 31, against the Carolina Hurricanes…

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495 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 74. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers were mathematically eliminated from winning the division or conference regular-season titles when Washington clinched both on Tuesday. But the Rangers’ magic number was reduced when Mr. Snider’s Flyers hacked up a hairball vs. Torts’ Blue Jackets (the Flys had a two-goal lead…

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137 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: The Rangers were officially eliminated in the race for the Metro and Eastern titles last night when Washington clinched both. As if … Dylan McIlrath was cleared for contact yesterday, but he is not expected to play tonight. Rick Nash didn’t skate Tuesday (maintenance day) but is expected to…

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520 Rangers at Sharks … It’s Go Time!

Game 72. Rangers at Sharks. The Rangers finish their three games/three and a half days California vacation at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes, a.k.a. the Shark Tank. It’s a make-or-break game for the Rangers who tossed away a 3-1 third-period lead, got a point, then lost…

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50 Rangers at Sharks today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at SAN JOSE SHARKS Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA Rangers: 40-23-8 (88 pts) Sharks: 39-25-6 (84 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 72nd game of the 2015-16 season and conclude…

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63 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Maybe an inch to the right, maybe Ryan McDonagh’s 150-footer at the empty net hits the inside of the post and goes in and today we’re talking about the…

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340 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 68. Rangers at Red Wings. The Rangers visit two-time Stanley Cup champ and ex-Ranger Brad Richards today at the Arena that Never Changes Names, looking for their 40th win. They begin a back-to-back matinee set, with Pittsburgh coming to the Garden for an NBC game at (or around) 12:30…

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41 Rangers at Red Wings today (2 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Rick Nash (deep bone bruise) is expected to play his first game since Jan. 22, and Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) and Marc Staal (back spasms) are also expected to return today in Motown. Derick Brassard (flu) did not fly with the team Friday, but it’s possible he joins the…

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540 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 66. Islanders at Rangers. Pretty important game in terms of setting up the No. 2-3 seed first-round series in the playoffs. The Islanders trail the Rangers by five points with three games in hand. The winner is going to be in a good spot. Tonight is the third…

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83 Islanders at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 38-21-6 (82 pts) Islanders: 35-20-7 (77 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 66th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 6, against…

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48 Rangers at Stars today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Probably won’t know until game time whether Jesper Fast can play today. He broke his nose when hit with a puck in practice in Dallas yesterday. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal. No lineup changes likely if Fast can play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS…

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