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19 Lessons learned, the Rangers go back to work

The Rangers will have an optional practice this afternoon, their first workout since Game 5 Friday. Maybe we will get an update on Mats Zuccarello or Kevin Klein. Maybe not. Then tonight it’s Islanders-Capitals Game 7 in D.C., the winner getting a free trip to Madison Square Garden. My story…

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183 Who, really, is the Rangers’ masked man?

My feature on Henrik Lundvqist, from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello His 10-gallon hat holds 20 gallons. Sasquatch takes pictures of him. He has killed two stones with one bird. He is the most interesting man in New York sports. Matt Harvey may be more of a celebrity, and he sure…

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148 Rangers sit and wait for next opponent

The Rangers can kick back, lick some wounds, get some rest, and wait for their next opponent. The Islanders’ 3-1 victory Saturday over Washington in what could have been, and still might have been, the final game they will play at Nassau Coliseum, extended their first-round series to a Game…

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284 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here to see Carl Hagelin’s series-winning goal a few more times, and…

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569 Game 5: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Penguins at Rangers. You’re well aware that the Rangers have this little habit of making things difficult for themselves, having not won a series in fewer than six games since 2008 (vs. Devils) and having won five of their last six series in seven. The only exception:…

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348 Can Rangers buck recent trend and win a series early?

Here is Josh’s story from lohud.com: By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Even the mere suggestion of closing the series with Pittsburgh early left Henrik Lundqvist uneasy. After all, these are the Rangers, his Rangers, who haven’t won a series in less than six games since 2008. Rest? They never…

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790 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, that game sure had some nasty in it, and it was a big-boy pants game for ya boys. They usually bounce back from a stinker, and despite what Alain Vigneault thinks, I thought Game 2…

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359 Game 3: Rangers at Penguins … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Monday, Apr. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 1-1 Penguins: 1-1 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy…

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363 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for video of John Amirante’s final MSG National Anthem. Thoughts: 1) Boy, oh boy, do I love this place (and…

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43 Game 2: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Penguins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        Derek Stepan tallied two points (one goal, one assist), recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 21:20 of ice time. The Rangers…

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483 Matchups: Rangers begin their quest vs. Penguins

Happy Anniversary! On April 13, 1940, the Rangers won the Stanley Cup … which means it is now officially one Cup in 75 years. By Rick Carpiniello They have traded places, the Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. In years past, annually, Pittsburgh was the Stanley Cup playoffs’ Beast of the East,…

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31 Rangers at Capitals today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

With the Islanders’ win in Pittsburgh Friday, the Capitals are now locked into the 2-3 series against the Islanders, and can clinch home-ice in that series with a win today, or with a point and an Islanders loss tonight in their regular-season farewell to Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers, I am…

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352 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Senators at Rangers. The Rangers play their final regular-season home game, which means absolutely nothing to them, but everything to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa (21-4-4 in its last 29) is tied with Boston for the final wild-card spot in the East, but trails by two…

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