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361 Devils lose, Rangers clinch a playoff berth

For the eighth time in the last nine seasons, the Rangers are in the playoffs. Thanks to the Calgary Flames beating the Devils 1-0 in Newark Monday, the Rangers have clinched a berth at minimum. The Rangers, who have three games left, cannot be caught by the Devils, who mathematically…

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313 Rangers-Devils in review

Before we start on last night’s game, I wrote a column about a relationship Ryan McDonagh has forged with a local kid and former high school hockey player, Gino Mangiafridda of Pelham, who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. Click here to see it. Thoughts: 1) I honestly would not…

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280 Some thoughts on the Stadium Series, Game II

On this day off the middle of the Stadium Series, some things to ponder as we get ready for the real deep-freeze game tomorrow, Rangers-Islanders at Yankee Stadium, 7:30 p.m. First, I think the Rangers learned a valuable lesson Sunday about the ice. It was chippy, very bad — and…

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305 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Marc Staal. Boy, that sure as hell doesn’t look good for him, getting hit on the button like that by Reid Boucher’s shoulder or upper arm to the chin and reacting as if he knew right away that something was wrong, and then slamming his helmet on his…

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498 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

Game 30. Devils at Rangers. The Rangers begin a franchise-record nine-game homestand with back-to-backs against the Devils and Washington. They will play just 23 of their final 52 games on the road, two of those at Yankee Stadium. The Rangers are 0-2 vs. the Devils this season. Despite that,…

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130 Rangers-Devils in review

Caption above should be: “Boy was that easy?” Thoughts: 1) Was it just me, or did this look like a preseason game? I mean, missing were Ryan Callahan, Rick Nash, Carl Hagelin, Michael Del Zotto, Marian Gabo … oh, wait, forget that one; Martin Brodeur, Patrik Elias, Ryane Clowe (shocker),…

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447 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

So the Rangers obviously have bigger fish to broil, or whatever, needing a win for their own best interests. But how often do you guys, as fans, get chances in consecutive games to eliminate the Flyers (as the Rangers did inĀ  Buffalo a couple of nights back) and then eliminate…