Browsing: Mats Zuccarello

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8 Rangers 3, Canucks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Canucks 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers continued a four-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Rogers Arena. With the win, the Blueshirts established a new franchise record for road wins with…

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752 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 77. Rangers at Canucks. Alain Vigneault returns to Vancouver for his first regular-season game there as Canucks’ ex-head coach. The preseason game last fall, though, kind of takes some of the luster off the return, as do the previous meetings between the Rangers and John (Hot Seat) Tortorella.…

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307 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Kinda difficult to make heads or tails out of this game, what with Edmonton being such a Northern Tire Fire, with the Rangers getting some really fortunate bounces, and it really wasn’t a very physical game at all, etc. But the Rangers played well. They defended. They created…

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42 Rangers 5, Oilers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Oilers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers continued a four-game road trip with a 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Rexall Place. The Blueshirts tallied three special team’s goals, including two while shorthanded, and Cam Talbot…

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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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676 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 74. Flyers at Rangers. Light up the Empire State Building in orange and black, Mr. Snider’s Flyers are in town for what could be a first-round playoff preview. The Rangers, who have won four in a row, lead the Flyers by a point for second in the Lesstropolitan…

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228 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) Sometimes you get what you deserve, sometimes you don’t. The way the Rangers started, the way they played the first half of the game — and it was a dreadful game for both sides until it got really interesting late — they probably didn’t deserve the pair of…

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61 Rangers 4, Coyotes 3 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers won their 40th game of the season with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts got a pair of goals…

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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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211 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) This was an onions game. A big boy pants game. And a lot of Rangers showed up, played with onions, put their big boy pants on. A lot of them battled more than they had all season. Rick Nash was obviously the leader, right from the start, targeted,…

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441 Rangers-Senators in review

Thoughts: 1) Guess they don’t suck today. Or don’t suck as much. 2) Seriously, an unsightly win is much better than a near-perfect loss. The Rangers played so much better in their 1-0 loss Sunday than they played in Kanata Tuesday. The difference was in the goaltenders — the two…

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536 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

Game 70. Rangers at Senators. Ya boys have lost three of four, one of those in embarrassing fashion, and now hit the critical stage of the schedule, a point out of second place in the Lesstropolitan Division, with a top-three finish, rather than a wild card, extremely important. The…

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527 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) Going to get this right out of the way first. Video replay this season has just been an epic fail. EPIC. And these people who think shootouts and the new realignment are good ideas want to add more replay???? Seriously, if this is what video review comes up…

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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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140 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Thoughts: 1) Holy shishkebob. I’ve been watching NHL games for a long time, and I’ve watched a lot of bad games by bad teams and good teams and I’ve learned this: A classic indication of a team taking a team lightly, of showing an opponent zero respect, is playing Harlem…

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483 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) The formula with this team is pretty simple, as it is with any team. We’ve seen good and bad from the Rangers through 65 games now. When they’ve been good, their top skill players have played well, their goaltenders have been sharp and they’ve defended. That has to…

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208 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Apologies for the technical difficulties last night. No idea why the Go Time! post disappeared. Will try to figure it out. Don’t forget Sunday’s game is a 12:30 NBCer, and we move the clocks on Saturday. So it’s a really early game. First and foremost, a special great job! and…

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464 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 64. Rangers at Hurricanes. Well, this should be interesting. Martin St. Louis and Mats Zuccarello in the same lineup. They should give them both the same number and really screw up Carolina in Game 2 of the post-Ryan Callahan era. Zuccarello returns tonight from a broken hand suffered…

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422 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

First, click here for my story from the game last night, after which Martin St. Louis was pretty forthcoming about demainding a trade. Second, click here for my story from before the game, about the deadline-day’s events, with reaction from Glen Sather, Ryan Callahan, Alain Vigneault, Steve Yzerman, etc. Thoughts:…

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