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154 Rangers closing in on a new six-year deal for Marc Staal

According to several reports, Rangers GM Glen Sather is close to finalizing a new six-year contract for defenseman and alternate captain Marc Staal. Staal, who turned 28 this week, will earn between $5.6 and $5.9 million per year and have a full no-trade clause the first three years, then a…

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26 Islanders 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Islanders 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 39-for-45 (86.7%) on the penalty kill over the last 16 games and is 49-for-57 (86.0%) over the last 19…

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317 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) To put it another way: In their last 14 games, the Rangers have won two fewer than the Giants, Jets and Knicks combined won all season. This streak has gotten ridiculous, not just in pure numbers, but also in where they’re winning, how they’re winning, and how everybody…

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6 Rangers 3, Sharks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Sharks 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to five games and they have won 13 out of their last 14 games (13-1-0 record over the span). The last time the Blueshirts posted at least 13…

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370 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) This is just such a different team now, with its intimidating speed and ability to score goals. Three, four, or more on any given night against any opponent. Down 2-0, most Rangers teams over the last, oh, 21 years or so, were done. Game over. Honest Darryl Sutter…

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262 Rangers-Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that was a fun game to watch. Strong, physical game with some great pace at times. Anaheim is about four miles better than Buffalo. But the Rangers won this game, were the better team most of the night. Nothing flukey about it. They’re for real. Not yet…

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17 Rangers 4, Ducks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Ducks 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 games (11-1-0 record over the span). It is the first time New York has won 11 games in a 12-game span since they did so…

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225 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here to see my game story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This isn’t my original thought. It was borrowed. The Harlem Globetrotters played at MSG Saturday afternoon. I’m guessing they still play the Washington Generals. I’m guessing the Globetrotters left their playbook in the Rangers lockerroom, and the Generals left…

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16 Rangers 6, Sabres 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Sabres 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 3-for-4 (4:46) on the power play in the game, and tallied three power play goals in a span of 2:32 in the first period. According to the Elias…

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136 Rangers brace for big early test in 2015

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The new year begins for the Rangers Saturday when they meet Buffalo at the Garden in what will be just one of two home games during a 10-game stretch in which they will play a bunch of the league’s better…

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225 Rangers at Panthers tonight (6 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy New Year’s Eve!!! If you’re going out tonight, don’t even dream about drinking and driving. Just. Don’t. Even. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Wednesday, Dec. 31, 6:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Panthers: 16-9-9 (41 pts)…

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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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19 Stars 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Stars 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have tallied the first goal of the game in four straight games, seven of the last eight contests, 12 of the last 16 games, and 21 of 34 games this season.…

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400 Rangers at Stars tonight (8:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS STARS Monday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. ET American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX Rangers: 19-10-4 (42 pts) Stars: 15-14-5 (35 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 34th game of the 2014-15 season against the Dallas Stars at American…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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4 Rangers 2, Oilers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Oilers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have tied a season-high with a three-game winning streak. The Blueshirts have also won five of their last seven games (5-2-0) and seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0). New York…

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50 Brassard has the mumps, sent back to New York

One of the Rangers’ hottest players was sent home from Edmonton with a case of the mumps Sunday. Center Derick Brassard returned to New York, missing Sunday night’s game against the Oilers, and he will miss Tuesday’s game in Calgary as well. Brassard, ironically or not, went head-to-head with Pittsburgh’s Sidney…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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3 Rangers 5, Canucks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Canucks 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won each of their last two games, four of their last six games (4-2-0), and six of their last nine games (6-3-0). New York has also earned at least one…

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