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256 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo … 2013 Report Cards

“2013 New York Rangers Report Card” by Mark Romeo Hard to believe it’s been only five months since we were collectively wishing to see less of Gary Bettman and more of Sam Rosen, but it has been.  Tough to call this Rangers season much of anything other than a disappointment,…

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941 It’s Go Time! … Game 3: Capitals at Rangers

A little history lesson, which means not much: The Rangers have been down 0-2 in a best-of-seven series 19 times (and 0-2 in a best-of-five once) and have only come back to win one of those series, in 1996 vs. Montreal. In those 20 instances, the Rangers were swept eight…

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864 It’s Go Time! … Game 1: Rangers at Capitals

Game 1. Rangers at Capitals. Ya boys finally end their league-imposed playoff lockout with Game 1, and their fourth meeting in five years with the Caps. The Capitals ended their season 11-1-1. The Rangers ended their season 10-3-1. Neither team played a very difficult schedule down the stretch. As you…

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487 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

As you know, the Rangers can finish anywhere from sixth to eighth seed, the latter of which will bring them the dreaded first-round meeting with the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. To get that, the Rangers will have to lose in regulation today. If they get a point in any manner, the…

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12 Pre-game interview: John Tortorella (audio)

John Tortorella is in playoff mode. Short answers. Though there really weren’t many questions pre-game. He’s going with his full lineup, which includes Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Kris Newbury and Arron Asham in for Ryane Clowe and Matt Gilroy. Tortorella said the goal is to move up as high as…

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373 The clincher: Rangers-Hurricanes in review

See? I told all y’all that the Rangers would make the playoffs. (I won’t say how much doubt I’ve had these last three nights, though). And I must add that the last two games the Rangers – as always whenever they have struggled over the years – looked like a…

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663 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Hurricanes

Bottom line is the magic number is two. If the Rangers get two points tonight, they’re in. If Winnipeg doesn’t get any points in its season finale tonight at home against Montreal, the Rangers are in. If the Rangers get one point and Winnipeg gets on point, the Rangers are…

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447 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

So the Rangers obviously have bigger fish to broil, or whatever, needing a win for their own best interests. But how often do you guys, as fans, get chances in consecutive games to eliminate the Flyers (as the Rangers did in  Buffalo a couple of nights back) and then eliminate…

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298 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Buffalo Sabres

Obviously the Rangers are in almost-must-win mode at this point with all the other mediocre teams surrounding them in the Leastern Conference race churning out wins (or at least Bettman Bonus Points). They can eliminate the Baby Buffaloes with a win tonight, so expect Buffalo  to be as desperate and…

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431 It’s Go Time! … Panthers at Rangers

Not much needs to be said. This is a fairly critical game against a very bad team, much worse than the team that beat the Rangers Tuesday. Of course, if you don’t or can’t score goals, every team is pretty dangerous, right? So let’s say the Rangers need to go…

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541 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers

Light up the Empire State Building in black and orange! Going to be an interesting night at the Arena that Changes Names Every Five Minutes. The Flyers play the second of back-to-backs, after a resounding win in Montreal last night, and though they’re out of the playoff picture, there appears…

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758 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Islanders

Happy Anniversary! … sort of. On April 13, 1940 the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup. And, as you may know, they have won once since then. So as of today it is officially one Stanley Cup in 73 years. Anyway, the Rangers  are playing one of their most…

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

The Rangers return from a three-game road trip (1-1-1) and complete a home-and-home against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Following tonight’s game the eight-place Rangers will have only eight games remaining, including Saturday’s crucial visit to Long Island. Game 40. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Ya boys are 3-1-1 in their last…

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

Remember this about the NHL’s three-point game: If the Rangers get three of a possible four points in these two games, that means the Leaves get at least two, or possibly three. Makes no sense? Of course it doesn’t. The Rangers can gain significant ground only by winning both games…

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732 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Hurricanes

Coming off their emotional home-and-home series with the Penguins, the Rangers go to Raleigh to play the lowly-but-rested Hurricanes in a game that has as much meaning, maybe more, than the two against Pittsburgh. Two points tonight puts them in good shape heading into a home-and-home with Toronto Monday and…

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714 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Penguins

The Rangers, coming off two consecutive wins (1-0 since the trade deadline deals) take on the Penguins, who have lost two in a row (including Wednesday’s 6-1 decision at the Garden) after winning 15 in a row. The Rangers start a three-game trip, that includes stops in Carolina Saturday and…

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531 It’s Go Time! … Jets at Rangers

  Game 36. Jets at Rangers. Winnipeg makes the trip up from the Southeast for this big game, the Jets having as much trouble as your New York Rangers. Winnipeg is 2-4 in its last six, with a total of two goals scored in the four losses (sound familiar?). Ya…

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888 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Canadiens

Game 34. Rangers at Canadiens. Ya boys have lost three of their last four (one of those in some random non-hockey related contest held after the game ended in a tie) and six of their last nine. They have scored five goals in those six losses, and 15 goals in…

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