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921 Game 4: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Capitals. Must win? Nope. Not yet. Almost-must-win? Yup. I think these Rangers have shown over most of the last four years that they don’t, as you guys say, panic at the disco — whatever that means — and that they do generally play their best…

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365 Game 4: Rangers at Capitals … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. Rangers: 5-3 (1-2)* Capitals: 6-4 (2-1)* *2015 Playoffs Record (Second Round Series Record) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Second Round…

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620 Game 3: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Capitals. As has been pointed out, ya boys have played an NHL-record nine consecutive one-goal playoff games, and 14 of their last 16 were decided by one goal. They also have won 11 consecutive Game 3s on the road since 1992. They are 14-3 in…

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288 Game 2: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column on Chris Kreider from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) First, I am not surprised that…

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443 Game 1: Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Capitals at Rangers. For the fifth time in seven years. And it never gets old. And it never gets easier. Some think the Rangers have an advantage with their six-day break between games, and the Capitals coming off that draining Game 7 win over the November Champs.…

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274 Rangers lose injured Mats Zuccarello indefinitely

GREENBURGH – The Rangers will get a key player back, but will also be without a key player when they open the second round of the playoffs, likely Thursday, at the Garden. Top-line winger Mats Zuccarello, hit in the head with a Ryan McDonagh shot early in Game 5 against…

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246 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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