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50 Rangers at Penguins tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 30-18-5 (65 pts) Penguins: 27-18-7 (61 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 10, against the Pittsburgh…

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211 Devils at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 53. Devils at Rangers. Going on the ESPN radio pre-game show, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. The Rangers have a chance to record their first three-game winning streak since they won nine in a row from late October through mid-November. They…

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101 Devils at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hope to have an update on Ryan McDonagh’s injury, and perhaps on Rick Nash, later this morning. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 29-18-5 (63 pts) Devils: 26-20-7 (59…

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165 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Stop me if I may have said this before. What a stupid, stupid way to determine a game where two teams were killing each other for 60 minutes. On…

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410 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Devils. It’s Groundhog Day, literally. The Rangers are hoping it isn’t Groundhog Day in terms of same-old, same-old, as in repeating what has happened over and over again this season. They play their first game in eight days, which should make this game difficult to…

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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 25-16-5 (55 pts) Hurricanes: 21-19-8 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a stretch of three games…

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253 Vote for your Rangers’ Mount Rushmore

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. With kind of a light-ish week coming up, I thought it would be a good time to select the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore — the four players in history who stand out above all the others. It’s not an easy call,…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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59 Rangers at Oilers tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, 9:30 p.m. ET Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB Rangers: 18-8-3 (39 pts) Oilers: 12-15-2 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 30th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set against the Edmonton…

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

Same lineup for Rangers tonight, no changes from last game. Canadiens spanked the Rangers 3-0 Oct. 15 in Montreal. The Rangers are 13-1-2 since, and the teams are tied for the Eastern lead with 34 points. Henrik Lundqvist vs. Carey Price. Habs without injured pest Brendan Gallagher. Pre-game notes courtesy…

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151 Rangers-Predators in review

Rangers 3, Predators 0. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early column on the Rangers’ start, and the (not advanced) stats/trends involved. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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53 Blues at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 11-2-2 (24 pts) Blues: 11-3-1 (23 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 16th game of the 2015-16 season against the St. Louis…

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105 Rangers at Avalanche tonight (9 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 9:00 p.m. ET Pepsi Center – Denver, CO Rangers: 8-2-2 (18 pts) Avalanche: 4-7-1 (9 pts)* (*-Avs played at Arizona Thursday night) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 13th game of the 2015-16 season and…

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27 Rangers at Flyers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 5-2-1 (11 pts) Flyers: 3-2-1 (7 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their ninth game of the 2015-16 season and begin their third back-to-back…

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60 Rangers at Blackhawks tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET United Center – Chicago, IL Rangers: 53-22-7 (113 pts)* Blackhawks: 48-28-6 (102 pts)* *Records are from the 2014-15 regular season TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their 89th NHL season with an Original…

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106 Guest blogger: Jim Nasium … Expectations vs. Reality

Expectations vs. Reality By Jim Nasium “The group we had this year, and I think the skill and the determination we also had, it’s disappointing to come up short.” – Henrik Lundqvist “It’s tough to look back at how good the season was or what we accomplished as a team…

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