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360 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 56. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m going on ESPN radio’s pre-game show (98.7 FM) around 7:20 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. Um, the story line tonight is kind of obvious. Despite careful words — no doubt warned by the NHL — I suspect…

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130 Rangers-Kings in review

Kings 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here for Antti Raanta’s post-game interview video, from MSG. Thoughts: 1) You wonder what this game might have been like if Henrik…

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214 Rangers-Penguins in review

Rangers 3, Penguins 0. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Let’s face it, with the standings as they are, it’s a small-picture game, about getting the points, however, wherever, whenever. But there is a big picture, and the big picture…

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50 Rangers at Penguins tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 30-18-5 (65 pts) Penguins: 27-18-7 (61 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 10, against the Pittsburgh…

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226 Rangers-Devils in review

Rangers 2, Devils 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault was in a good mood after the game, and why…

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165 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Stop me if I may have said this before. What a stupid, stupid way to determine a game where two teams were killing each other for 60 minutes. On…

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467 Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 52. Rangers at Flyers. The Rangers try to win two in a row for only the second time since Nov. 21-23, against the Flyers at Mr. Snider’s Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. It’s a matinee game, so they will have to wait until after the game…

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65 The Rangers’ new No. 1 line: Miller-Brassard-Fast

The Rangers’ best forward line, by far, doesn’t have Rick Nash on it. Or Mats Zuccarello. Or Derek Stepan. Or Chris Kreider. Nope, the Rangers’ best line is centered by a resurgent Derick Brassard, flanked by a pair of emerging wingers who had been considered, by many, and at times…

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330 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 3, Rangers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers’ special teams are a tire fire. Plain and simple. They can talk all they want about all the good they did…

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101 Minus Nash, Rangers resume play vs. Devils in Newark

The Rangers’ extended All-Star break – seven days without a game – wasn’t enough to heal one of the team’s most important players. Rick Nash, injured blocking a shot with his left leg on Jan. 22, is not expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Rangers resume play…

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474 Rangers-Sabres in review

Rangers 6, Sabres 3. Click here to read my 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) Everything’s relative, right? Compared to Sunday in Ottawa, this was a masterpiece. Compared to…

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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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70 Rangers at Senators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON Rangers: 26-16-5 (57 pts) Senators: 22-20-6 (50 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 48th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set today, Jan.…

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181 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, two in a row! First time since Nov. 21-23, which is really not believable. 2) Let’s keep it in perspective. If a Vancouver player doesn’t kick Ryan Miller’s stick away…

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221 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 25-16-5 (55 pts) Hurricanes: 21-19-8 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a stretch of three games…

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304 Rangers-Canucks in review

Rangers 3, Canucks 2 (OT). Click here to read my 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) Didn’t the Rangers beat the Canucks 3-2 at the Garden on some other…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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297 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, am I glad I don’t root for this team. 2) I am gaining more and more sympathy for you poor folks who live and die with them. I will say, this…

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87 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Let me get this out of the way. That is just an awful, awful way to decide a hard-played hockey game. I mean, it’s a bit absurd that, if Steve Mason…

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