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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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179 Rangers hit the road still searching for answers

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Saturday would be a good time for the Rangers to start getting it together. Why? Well, because there’s no time like the present? Or because sooner is better than later? Truth is, as the Rangers play four in a row on the…

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100 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 22 games (11-7-4 record over the span), including 12 of their last 15 home games (9-3-3 over…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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234 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on yesterday’s game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from the game. Thoughts: 1) I’m gonna go ahead and say this was the Rangers worst game of the last five, of which they’ve won four, of which three of the wins…

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145 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from Saturday’s 3-0 Rangers win in Philadelphia. Thoughts: 1) This is a really good team you’re watching here, folks. A really good team that has played a bunch of bad games. Just trying to figure it out. That was the first time Alain…

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185 Rangers-Lightning in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy Thanksgiving. There’s plenty for which to be thankful and far more important than a stupid hockey game. So I hope you enjoy the holiday with family. Please be careful on the roads and don’t even dream about drinking and driving, or using the phone while driving. And…

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11 Lightning 4, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 4, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were 1-for-3 (4:11) on the power play in the contest. New York has registered a power play goal in four of the last five games (4-for-16; 25%), five of the last…

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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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