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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY Rangers: 33-16-5 (71 pts) Islanders: 37-18-1 (75 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game road trip with a Metropolitan Division matchup against the New…

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250 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) I just find this stat fascinating. The Rangers have had four trips of three games or more and they are 12-1 in those games. No, don’t ask me to explain it. 2) Admit it. You’re not as worried about the next three, four, five weeks, or whatever it…

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215 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

(Name that Coyote, above) Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ARIZONA COYOTES Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ Rangers: 32-16-5 (69 pts) Coyotes: 20-29-7 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes…

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289 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Thoughts: 1) Gonna get this out of the way quickly. These last three games the Rangers played … they got five points, but games like these usually lead to losing streaks. There are usually warning signs before a team goes into a tailspin, just as there are signs when a…

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40 Rangers 6, Avalanche 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Avalanche 3. Click here for boxscore. –        The Blueshirts have won 25 of their last 35 games (25-9-1), including 23 of their last 32 games (23-8-1), 21 of their last 28 contests (21-6-1), and five of their last seven games (5-1-1).…

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56 Rangers at Avalanche tonight (9 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 9:00 p.m. ET Pepsi Center – Denver, CO Rangers: 31-16-5 (67 pts) Avalanche: 22-21-11 (55 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.…

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293 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Thoughts: 1) The Maple Leaves are so bad I wanted to throw my shirt onto the ice. Yet, in three terribly undisciplined games this season, Toronto outscored the Rangers 15-12. Right, 27 goals in three games. If all teams could play that way the NHL could get rid of all…

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

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 4. Click here for boxscore. –        The Blueshirts have won 24 of their last 34 games (24-9-1), including 22 of their last 31 games (22-8-1) and 20 of their last 27 contests (20-6-1). The Rangers have also earned at…

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432 Rangers at Maple Leafs … It’s Go Time!

Game 52. Rangers at Maple Leafs. This is the Rangers’ first look at the Leaves under new coach Peter Horachek. The Leaves swept a pair from the Rangers early in the season by a wild combined score of 11-7. Both were vastly different teams back then. The Rangers begin…

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35 Rangers at Maple Leafs tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON Rangers: 30-16-5 (65 pts) Maple Leafs: 23-27-4 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game road trip with an Original Six matchup against…

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239 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Some days I try to explain the difference between what happened and what was deserved. Not today. The Rangers got exactly what they deserved — though they may have been pretty lucky to get a point — after an aromatic first 35 minutes of no-show. This team, and…

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106 Stars 3, Rangers 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Stars 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have earned a point in 24 of their last 33 games (23-9-1), including 22 of their last 30 games (21-8-1) and 20 of their last 26 contests (19-6-1). The…

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99 Rangers-Predators in review

Apologies yet again for all the technical glitches. Thoughts: 1) Sometimes the Rangers win and I don’t think they’ve played well at all … fairly often, in fact. Very rarely this season, though, have they lost in games where I thought the performance was quite good. This was one of…

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87 Predators 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Predators 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have tallied 15 goals over the last four games, and 10 different Blueshirts have recorded a goal over the span (Nash (5), Boyle (2), Brassard, Hayes, Kreider, McDonagh, D. Moore, Staal, Stepan,…

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88 Rangers at Predators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NASHVILLE PREDATORS Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN Rangers: 30-15-4 (64 pts) Predators: 33-12-6 (72 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play the first half of a back-to-back set against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone…

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434 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to see my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Size? Really? I’m so tired of the old “can’t compete with the big teams” stuff. Sorry. I am. It’s a myth. And I’m not saying the Rangers shouldn’t be looking to add bigger, grittier bottom-six forwards for a playoff run,…

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5 Rangers 3, Bruins 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Bruins 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers are the eighth NHL team to reach the 30-win plateau this season. The Blueshirts reached the 30-win plateau in 49 or fewer games for the seventh time in franchise…

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46 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Bruins: 27-16-7 (61 pts) Rangers: 29-15-4 (62 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand with an Original Six matchup against the Boston…

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