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1014 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers

Game 32. Rangers at Flyers. Light up the Empire State Building in Orange and Black! The Rangers have lost two in a row, albeit one of those in a random non-hockey-related contest after the hockey game ended in a tie. They are 2-1-1 in their last four, which means five…

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694 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Jets

Game 26. Rangers at Jets. The Rangers — gasp! — have lost one in a row and two of three … and of course the sky is falling. Never mind that they’ve won five of seven. Still, full-panic mode goes into effect tonight if they lose on the frozen plains…

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737 It’s Go Time! … Flyers at Rangers

Game 21. Flyers at Rangers. Ya boys have won two in a row, one of those in a contest unrelated to hockey after the hockey game ended. Brad Richards, cheap-shotted by noted cheap-shot artist Patrick Kaleta on Sunday (Kaleta was suspended for five games) is out tonight with what is…

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254 Rangers-Senators in review; Live Chat today at noon

Don’t forget today’s noon Live Chat right here. You can check in from the ledge. Thoughts: 1) For a team that’s played just 16 games, there have sure been a a lot of them for which I really don’t have an explanation. 2) I thought it was fitting, though, that…

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450 It’s Go Time!

  Game 11. Lightnings at Rangers. Dan Girardi is expected to return after missing two games with an undisclosed injury. He will replace Steve Eminger on defense. Otherwise it looks like the same lineup (and the same line combinations) that beat the Islanders Thursday, meaning Brian Boyle is prucha’d, along…

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397 It’s Go Time!

Game 10. Islanders at Rangers. First meeting of the season in the luke-warm rivalry. (Let’s face it, the Rangers have much bigger rivalries with the Devils, Flyers, Penguins and even Capitals right now). Brian Boyle, one of the “scared or tentative” players coach John Tortorella mentioned after the loss in…

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440 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s going to be a lot of obvious stuff said in the next bunch of paragraphs because there was nothing subtle here. It was very obvious. For example, the Rangers had the puck for a lot of this game, more than in any other game this season. Did…

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423 It’s Go Time!

  Game 8. Rangers at Lightnings. Holy mackeral, after tonight one-sixth of the season will be gone already. The Rangers (3-4) will start Martin Biron in goal (first start, second appearance of the season) against the Lightning (6-1), the most potent offense in the NHL (37 goals in seven games),…

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784 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Wowzer. I don’t even know where to begin. That was just putrid. I thought there was a stretch there in the second period where the Rangers righted themselves a bit, and then they shot themselves in the skate with the Derek Stepan giveaway for a Sidney Crosby (who…

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536 It’s Go Time!

Game 7. Penguins at Rangers. Ya boys, winners in three of their last four, finish a three-game homestand in a rematch of a bad home-opener loss. They play their first without injured captain Ryan Callahan. Stu Bickel moves up to forward, Mike Rupp moves up to the third line and…

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539 It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Flyers at Rangers. Light up the Empire State Building in Orange in honor of Mr. Snider, Comcast, NBC, Bobby Clarke, Daniel Carcillo and Tom Tostitos. Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal for the sixth game in a row, and Stu Bickel returns to the lineup on defense. That…

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628 It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Ya boys sitting at 1-3, and this is really the only break in the first seven games on the schedule — two with Pitt, two with Boston, two with Philly. Must win? Of course not. Should/better win? You betcha. Henrik Lundqvist starts his fifth…

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591 It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Flyers. The Rangers come off their first win of the season, 4-3 in OT over Boston Wednesday night; the Flyers are winless (0-3) so far, and steaming. They are also banged up, with Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn out, and it looks like thugs Jody Shelley…

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537 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It’s Go Time!

Rangers vs. Penguins. Game 2. The 0-1 Rangers go with the same lineup, other than Arron Asham, coming off his suspension from last season’s playoffs, making his Rangers debut in place of Brandon Segal, who was returned to the Connecticut Whale (AHL) as planned. Are you ready for some Sidney…

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738 It’s Go Time!

Game 1 Have you waited long enough for this game? Bunch of guys making their Rangers’ debuts: Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern and Brandon Segal. Plus Chris Kreider makes his regular-season NHL debut. Check out the new thingy on the left … it’s our Three Rangers Stars poll. You…

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89 Season preview: Position by position

FORWARDS: Three years ago, the Rangers had zero legit first-line forwards. Two years ago they had one (Marian Gaborik). Last year they had two (Gaborik and Brad Richards). This year they have three, with the addition of power forward Rick Nash. The lockout gave Gaborik time to heal from shoulder…

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119 Staal ready, willing and able … from Day 1

Here’s my story for The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – There are myriad reasons the Rangers ought to be better this year than last, and the one that probably gets most overlooked is this: They will have Marc Staal from Day 1. The Rangers’ defenseman, alternate…