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65 Capitals at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Capitals: 23-6-2 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 35th game of the 2015-16 season against the Washington Capitals in…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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35 Rangers at Wild tonight (8 p.m. ET) … pre-game notes

Antti Raanta will start in goal tonight, Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein will not play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 19-9-4 (42 pts) Wild: 16-7-6 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME…

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153 Rangers-Oilers in review

Rangers 4, Oilers 2. 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) The blog somehow survived the Undertaker’s first NHL goal, just a bomb of a…

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23 Oilers at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. EDMONTON OILERS Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 18-9-4 (40 pts) Oilers: 14-15-2 (30 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 32nd game of the 2015-16 season against the Edmonton Oilers at Madison…

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149 Rangers-Flames in review

Flames 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers better not dwell too much on the one positive – that they fought back from behind the last two nights – and it didn’t sound like they would do…

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182 Rangers-Oilers in review

Oilers 7, Rangers 5. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see the line generator Alain Vigneault used in the second period. Thoughts: 1) I’m probably not going to tell you anything you didn’t know about last night’s game. Just a complete…

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104 Rangers-Canucks in review

Canucks 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First things first. This is where it catches up to the Rangers. For so long they got away with sloppy, or uneven, or incomplete games and won. Now the worm turns. The…

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36 Rangers at Canucks tonight (10 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 10:00 p.m. ET Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC Rangers: 18-7-3 (39 pts) Canucks: 10-11-8 (28 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 29th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip against…

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140 Rangers-Senators in review

Rangers 4, Senators 1. 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) Happy Hanukkah, my friends! 2) I thought the Rangers defended right from the start…

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20 Senators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 17-7-3 (37 pts) Senators: 14-7-5 (31 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 28th game of the 2015-16 season against the Ottawa Senators at…

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148 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Avalanche 2, Rangers 1. Click here to read my early story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Once again, I want to thank Commissioner Bettman for the opportunity to see two games against every non-conference team. Wow. More please. 2)…

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11 Rangers at Islanders tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Emerson Etem’s under the weather so the Rangers recalled Tanner Glass from Hartford (AHL) today. Glass will play that fourth-line right wing role vs. the Islanders. Alain Vigneault indicated that Glass might not be the extra forward the Rangers take on their Western Canada trip next week, when they…

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134 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 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) First of all, apologies for the issues on the blog since late Saturday/early Sunday.…

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69 Rangers-Bruins in review

Bruins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You can put aside this game, and even the last one, as awful as they were — a poor game by the coaching staff, goalie, top line, second line, entire panicky defense…

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18 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, it looks like Emerson Etem and Dylan McIlrath will go back into the lineup, in place of Viktor Stalberg and Dan Boyle (who isn’t playing back-to-backs, at least for the immediate future). It sure can’t hurt to have McIlrath’s size in the lineup against the Bruins, and Zacwagon Rinaldo.…

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113 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Canadiens 5, Rangers 1. 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) Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of youse who spend time here, or…

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

Same lineup for Rangers tonight, no changes from last game. Canadiens spanked the Rangers 3-0 Oct. 15 in Montreal. The Rangers are 13-1-2 since, and the teams are tied for the Eastern lead with 34 points. Henrik Lundqvist vs. Carey Price. Habs without injured pest Brendan Gallagher. Pre-game notes courtesy…

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95 Predators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 15-3-2 (32 pts) Predators: 11-5-3 (25 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 21st game of the 2015-16 season against the Nashville Predators at…

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