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310 Game 4: Rangers at Penguins (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 2-1 Penguins: 1-2 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy…

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31 Rangers at Capitals today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

With the Islanders’ win in Pittsburgh Friday, the Capitals are now locked into the 2-3 series against the Islanders, and can clinch home-ice in that series with a win today, or with a point and an Islanders loss tonight in their regular-season farewell to Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers, I am…

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249 Rangers-Wild in review

Apologies for the lack of photos. Something went screwy with the blog server or something in the wee hours this morning. I’ll try to put a few more in here later today. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the best road…

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124 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault has said, at times, you don’t dissect a win. A lot of coaches have said that (including Mike Keenan in 1994, and I think Glen Sather in the 1980s). That’s a funny sentiment. But a good coach knows when his team is playing well and when…

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504 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Click here for my story on the Rangers’ 4-3 OT win over Detroit, from lohud.com. Click here for lohud.com’s Rangers-Red Wings photo gallery. Thoughts: 1) Win, lose or Bettman loser’s point, these games sure have been fun to watch, no? I mean, comebacks, close games, blown leads, more comebacks. Good…

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162 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here for my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Click here for the latest lohud.com photo gallery, from last night’s 4-0 win over the Sharks. Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist. Over his last six periods, plus an OT, plus a shootout, Lundqvist has allowed one goal, and it was…

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125 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault made an off-the-cuff remark about the old saying, “You never critique a victory.” Mike Keenan said that all the time … but they will then dissect it, because they must, because that’s what they do. And because coaches, good coaches, know…

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391 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Red Wings

Game 9. Rangers at Red Wings. Finally, and end to this torturous nine-game road journey to start the season (15 counting preseason). Whether it ends with a win, loss or Bettman Bonus Point it’ll be good news for the Rangers that it’s over. Cam Talbot starts in goal again. Henrik…

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654 Rangers-Blues in review

Thoughts: 1) Martin Biron. I thought early on, when the Blues were on the Rangers a bit, he was pretty good, and he moved the puck, too, which really helps a struggling defensive team. Then, ugh. The second and third goals were all on him. It’s ridiculous to expect him…

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30 Who’s next? Vigneault? Ruff? Messier? Keenan? Me?

Put together this list without doing a lot of checking around. And since nobody ever knows what’s going on in Glen Sather’s world, I won’t even pretend to have a clue about who’s next. Lindy Ruff: The most obvious choice, has been available since being fired in February after 16…

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305 Anniversary of a bizarre day in Rangers history

Not sure why I always remember this day. July 15, 1994. That was the shocking day that Mike Keenan, on a Toronto TV station, announced he was leaving the Rangers because of a breach in his contract. The Rangers were late with a bonus check, so Keenan, a month and…

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515 The Captain, and his alternates: who will they be? (updated)

MORNING UPDATE: Larry Brooks is reporting that RFA Michael Sauer signed a two-year, $1.25 million contract. AFTERNOON UPDATE: Add Artem Anisimov, who signed on the dotted line today, too (in case you didn’t see it right over there ——>). According to Jesse Spector’s blog: “Anisimov’s deal is worth $3.75 million…

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302 Rangers-Penguins in review

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m back. Did I miss anything? Seriously, is there anything I need to know? I mean, I watched all the games, but I really didn’t check in here too much. So, anything going on here? Before I get back to work, special Thank Youse to Sean Mayer…

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201 Flys-Rangers in review

Where to start? OK, let’s start with the  line brawl. Why? Because the game was pretty bad, because the Flyers were all yapping about wanting to get back at Sean Avery, etc., and how they had to show restraint because they didn’t want to take a penalty. 1) Normally, I’d…

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127 Canes at Rangers tonight

Had a really busy day yesterday, saw some of my faves: Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Mike Keenan, at the rink. Had a nice sit-down with Tortorella for a story I’m writing for Sunday. Today I’m headed to MSG for the game tonight, as the Rangers hit the mid-season mark. Will…

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