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546 NHL Awards show … It’s Go Time!

From the NHL: 2014 NHL AWARDS FINALISTS AND WINNERS A full list of finalists for the 2014 NHL Awards: Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Jaromir Jagr (NJ), Manny Malhotra (CAR), Dominic Moore (NYR) Calder Memorial Trophy: Tyler Johnson (TB), Nathan MacKinnon (COL), Ondrej Palat (TB) Frank J. Selke Trophy: Patrice Bergeron…

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770 Game 3: Kings at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Kings at Rangers. Want to apologize first of all for the blog crash today. I know some of you guys inched out to the ledge … and some of you were already out there since Saturday night. First Stanley Cup Final game at MSG since June 14,…

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16 Sam Rosen’s diary: Throw caution to the wind

Sam Rosen has called Rangers games for 30 years on MSG Network. He is famous for his ” … and this one will last a lifetime!” call of the Rangers’ 1994 Stanley Cup championship. Rosen, a New City resident, will provide diary entries throughout this year’s Stanley Cup Final. By…

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118 The 2013-14 Rangers … Hey, you never know

My column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Ten years ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. Since then, a bunch of guys from that team have come through the Rangers — current ex-Bolts Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis, and others such as Vinny…

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92 Game 4: Canadiens at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy anniversary. Twenty years ago tonight, Mark Messier delivered three goals and an assist in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against the Devils, after his “guarantee” of victory. (Photo by the Associated Press). Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS Sunday, May 25,…

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247 Rangers are good; just not good enough to beat these birds

Here’s my column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Same state, different birds. The Pittsburgh Penguins are not, by any stretch of anybody’s imagination, the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers are going to be involved in a test far above and beyond what they’ve endured the last two…

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184 Game 5: Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my column on the Rangers’ pre-series advantages all proving out to be advantages in Game 5. And click here for Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the game. Finally, click here here for my notebook, which touches on J.T. Miller’s playoff debut, and all the stats about how…

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238 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) When you score three in this league, you have to win. When you allow four, you deserve to lose. 2) I thought the Rangers were the better team throughout. But a few brain-freezes got them in trouble. Couple of bad turnovers. Couple of bad coverages. And too many…

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505 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) The enormity of the win over Mr. Snider’s Flyers notwithstanding, let’s first get into this Norris Trophy conversation. Finally, it seems, Ryan McDonagh is getting some traction, well deserved. His coach, Alain Vigneault, came out and said he should get some consideration. People around the league — well,…

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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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197 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo … a dream and a memory

By Mark Romeo Ralph Kiner’s passing reminds me of … The Rangers winning the Stanley Cup. And not because the Rangers were defending Stanley Cup Champions when Ralph graduated from Alhambra High School in California and signed his first pro contract with Pirates. I guess I should explain. Here goes.…

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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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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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441 Rangers-Ducks in review

Click here for my story on the game, from The Journal News and lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I’m not going to try to convince anybody that the Rangers were or weren’t that bad, simply because it doesn’t matter. Even if they played great, you can’t make plays like they made in…