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320 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 2: Rangers 4, Penguins 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hey, all year long, we knew – or thought — that game was in there. It’s just that the Rangers didn’t let it out nearly enough. But in an…

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

[polldaddy poll=9379788 align=”left”] Game 82. Red Wings at Rangers. Going on ESPN radio’s pre-game show, 98.7 FM, around 12:10 p.m. Give it a listen if you can. The Rangers play their regular-season finale, with a lot at stake, and still more at stake for the Red Wings, who look…

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39 Red Wings at Rangers today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello, Viktor Stalberg and Dan Girardi (undisclosed injuries) will not play in today’s regular-season finale against Detroit, but Alain Vigneault expects all three to be available for Game 1 of the playoffs. Ryan McDonagh (hand) remains out and likely will miss the beginning of the playoffs.  Marek Hrivik…

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327 Sabres at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9371462 align=”left”] Game 78. Sabres at Rangers. Going on ESPN radio’s pregame show, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. The ridiculously inconsistent Rangers look to once again try to clinch a playoff spot. They lost ground Saturday to Pittsburgh, which opened a…

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86 Sabres at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

The Rangers can clinch a playoff berth Saturday: with a regulation or OT win; or with a shootout win and Detroit (at Toronto) loss of any kind; or with an OT or shootout loss and a Detroit regulation loss. Expecting the same lineup again tonight, which means Oscar Lindberg and…

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433 Rangers at Ducks … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9348286 align=”left”] Game 70. Rangers at Ducks. The Rangers begin their three games/three and a half days odyssey through California tonight against the Mighty Ducks. They are in Los Angeles tomorrow and San Jose Saturday afternoon. After this trip, the Rangers will have 10 games remaining, seven of them…

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243 Blue Jackets at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9328721 align=”left”] Game 63. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The trade deadline is gone, and the Rangers’ debut their new toy, Eric Staal — who has never, at any level, played on the same team as his brother Marc. Eric will wear No. 12, and Marc gets an M…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review

Rangers 2, Blues 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) We’re at the three-quarters mark of the season, 61 games in the books, and this is where you start forgetting details of games that happened earlier. So I’m not sure where…

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138 Rangers at Devils tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Prudential Center – Newark, NJ Rangers: 34-19-6 (74 pts) Devils: 29-24-7 (65 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 60th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip…

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360 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9309182 align=”left”] Game 56. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m going on ESPN radio’s pre-game show (98.7 FM) around 7:20 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. Um, the story line tonight is kind of obvious. Despite careful words — no doubt warned by the NHL…

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13 Backup vs. third-stringer at MSG: Raanta faces Budaj

NEW YORK – The 2014 Stanley Cup Final rematch Friday night at the Garden was missing both star goaltenders. The Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, who had not yet met this season, went into the game minus Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick. Antti Raanta started in goal as Rangers coach…

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44 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 31-18-5 (67 pts) Kings: 32-18-3 (67 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game…

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214 Rangers-Penguins in review

Rangers 3, Penguins 0. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Let’s face it, with the standings as they are, it’s a small-picture game, about getting the points, however, wherever, whenever. But there is a big picture, and the big picture…

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300 Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9304743 align=”left”] Game 54. Rangers at Penguins. Tonight is the first Rangers-Penguins meeting since Game 5 of their first-round playoff series last spring. The Rangers have won three in a row, and are 11-6-1 since they bottomed out with a 7-3 loss to Washington Dec. 20, as they…

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50 Rangers at Penguins tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 30-18-5 (65 pts) Penguins: 27-18-7 (61 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 10, against the Pittsburgh…

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258 Wild at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9297610 align=”left”] Game 51. Wild at Rangers. The Rangers will attempt to get back to their Two-Step after losing Tuesday in Newark, a loss brought to you by the Rangers’ Tire Fire special teams. They are 8-6-1 in their last 15 and, as you know, have won two…

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