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6 Rangers so close, yet still so far from their ultimate goal

My stories from lohud.com: GREENBURGH – With all their playoff experience, all their big-game guts for glory, there is only one thing the Rangers want to change. The ending. Because that’s been their motto since they played and lost three overtime games and shook hands in in Los Angeles last…

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932 Game 6: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Rangers at Lightning. I think I may have mentioned during the Washington series once or twice, or thrice, that this could be the final “It’s Go Time!” of the season. I think it’s a coin-flip game, and I predicted 1-1 after two, 2-2 after four, 3-3 after…

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117 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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406 Game 5: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Lightning at Rangers. The Rangers have won eight consecutive Games 5, 6 or 7 at home, and 11-1 in their last 12 during this four-year stretch. The only loss was Game 5 to the Devils in the 2012 Eastern Conference Final. Six of the Rangers’ 12 series…

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34 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning morning skate interview transcripts

Courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with:                               COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Special  teams have been especially effective for you guys these last  few  games.   What  in  the  power play in particular do you think is clicking for you? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   You know, power play right now is…

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732 Game 4: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Lightning. Pretty close to a must-win for ya boys. Not technically, but, you know. Going down 3-1 again and coming back against this explosive team probably isn’t happening. As Marc Staal said, they will need to play their best game of the season tonight. They…

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31 Game 4: Pre-game interview transcripts

Pre-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Some  of  the  guys enjoyed watching a movie together yesterday. Were  you  part  of  that?   What  can that day, in general, do to help you regroup? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   That was something that was set…

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733 Game 3: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Lightning. A big-boy pants game for the Rangers at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes, after they spit the bit in Game 2 — a game in which I didn’t think the Lighting was terrific either, but the Rangers messed up more than…

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123 Annoyed Rangers know what needs to be done

My story from lohud.com: The Rangers were understandably angry at themselves for their performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final Monday night, a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They had every right to be annoyed because neither team played particularly well, but the Rangers’ decision-making and…

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42 Pre-game interviews: Alain Vigneault, Jon Cooper

Morning skate interviews, courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports. An interview with:                              COACH VIGNEAULTQ.   For  our millions of viewers across Canada, would you be so kind as  to  give  us  your strategy for tonight’s game and make the answer last longer than ten seconds? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   Well,  we’re…

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107 Game 2: Lightning at Rangers (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello (concussion) resumed skating on his own today, though there is no change on his status. Also Brian Boyle took part in the Lightning’s morning skate, though he stayed on the ice with the extra players afterward. No update on his status, either. Pre-game notes courtesy of the…

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477 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Lightning at Rangers. Ya boys enter the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in four years. Pretty impressive run here. The Rangers have won three in a row, obviously. They have won 10 of last 11 playoff series in which they have had home-ice advantage, going…

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45 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 50-24-8 (8-5)* Rangers: 53-22-7 (8-4)* *2014-15 Regular Season Record (2015 Playoffs Record) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play Game 1 of the Eastern…

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22 Rangers-Lightning: Five Things to Watch … more quotes

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: FAMILIAR FACES: This is the storyline of the whole series, or at least until it starts to be about other players. Ex-Rangers Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman and former Lightning players Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle. SPEED VS. SPEED: This…

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