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295 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read my story from the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Montreal. Click here for lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) It all starts with their defensive commitment for the Rangers. If they defend, if they manage the puck, then their speed shows up. If they…

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25 Rangers 5, Canadiens 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Canadiens 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        Five different Rangers tallied a goal and 13 different Blueshirts – including all 12 forwards – recorded at least one point in the contest. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the…

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160 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) So Alain Vigneault walks into the interview room, cracks a smile and says, “That was a little better, eh?” Sure was. But we’ve seen this act before. Here’s a little bit of a difference. This time…

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336 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story (with some very good quotes) from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was the worst. There’s no sugar-coating it. I’d say 15 or 16 of the Rangers’ skaters in last night’s game were going three-quarters speed, or as I like to call it, scrimmage speed.…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Monday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 12-4-2 (26 pts) Rangers: 7-6-4 (18 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET…

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235 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for a photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I sure wish this could be all about the first 65 minutes of that hockey game. But it can’t because of the bizarro ending, which was nobody’s fault, but very unfortunate. Fact is, the correct call was made…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 7-6-3 (17 pts) Penguins: 10-3-1 (21 pts)* TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Metropolitan Division matchup at CONSOL Energy…

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17 Avalanche 4, Rangers 3 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Avalanche 4, Rangers 3 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in nine of their last 12 contests (6-3-3) and in eight of their last nine home games (5-1-3). –        The Blueshirts have recorded at…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Avalanche: 4-8-5 (13 pts) Rangers: 7-6-2 (16 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their three-game homestand against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden (7:00…

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156 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story on the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday. Thoughts: 1) I predicted a blowout. 2) Whatever it is, the Rangers sure as heck distract the living hell out of the Penguins. Part of that is the goalkeeper, for sure. But the Rangers become a…

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26 Rangers 5, Penguins 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Penguins 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight of their last 11 games (6-3-2) and in seven of their last eight home games (5-1-2).   –        New York has registered…

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

Pre-game notes from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Penguins: 10-2-1 (21 pts) Rangers: 6-6-2 (14 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their three-game homestand against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Metropolitan Division contest at…

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394 Rangers-Oilers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game, via Getty Images. Thoughts: 1) This weekend was right out of the John Muckler era. 2) Speaking of Muck, I wonder what it would be like around here if Alain Vigneault…

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54 Oilers at Rangers tonight (6 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. EDMONTON OILERS Sunday, Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Oilers: 5-8-1 (11 pts) Rangers: 6-4-2 (14 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set and play the first game of a three-game homestand…

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162 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Reminder: Tonight’s Oilers-Rangers game at MSG is an unusual 6 p.m. start. Thoughts: 1) Toronto’s really not very good at all. Actually, it’s hard to believe that the way the Leaves play is the actually the way they strive to play. If you take care of your end, and don’t…

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10 Maple Leafs 5, Rangers 4 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Maple Leafs 5, Rangers 4. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York opened the scoring 53 seconds into the game, the fastest time it has taken the Blueshirts to score the first goal of a contest this season. The Rangers have registered…

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555 Rangers at Maple Leaves … It’s Go Time!

Game 13. Rangers at Maple Leaves. Ya boys look to avenge a loss to the Leaves in their home opener, a hideous affair, if you recall, which touched off an unsightly three-game losing streak. They are 5-1-2 in their last eight however. After tonight they return home for the…

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