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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!

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 hit a tough…

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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!

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 in a row…

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230 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 47. Rangers at Hurricanes. The Rangers begin another three games/four nights stretch at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in icy Raleigh. They may be stuck in Carolina, rather than flying to Ottawa tonight, due to the weather. I don’t get this schedule. So many three-in-fours,…

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221 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 25-16-5 (55 pts) Hurricanes: 21-19-8 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a stretch of three games…

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307 Canucks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 46. Canucks at Rangers. First, a heads up: I’m going on ESPN radio’s pregame show (98.7 FM) around 6:40 p.m., with Don La Greca. Give us a listen if you can. It gets late early around here. Ya boys have 37 games left, and just 17 until the…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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60 Rangers at Flyers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Based on Friday’s practice, Dan Girardi is expected to return from a lacerated hand, and Oscar Lindberg goes back in after being scratched the last two games. Dylan McIlrath and Jayson Megna are expected to be scratched. Henrik Lundqvist starts his 11th in a row in goal. Antti Raanta gets…

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253 Vote for your Rangers’ Mount Rushmore

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. With kind of a light-ish week coming up, I thought it would be a good time to select the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore — the four players in history who stand out above all the others. It’s not an easy call,…

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11 Rangers at Islanders tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Emerson Etem’s under the weather so the Rangers recalled Tanner Glass from Hartford (AHL) today. Glass will play that fourth-line right wing role vs. the Islanders. Alain Vigneault indicated that Glass might not be the extra forward the Rangers take on their Western Canada trip next week, when they…

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18 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, it looks like Emerson Etem and Dylan McIlrath will go back into the lineup, in place of Viktor Stalberg and Dan Boyle (who isn’t playing back-to-backs, at least for the immediate future). It sure can’t hurt to have McIlrath’s size in the lineup against the Bruins, and Zacwagon Rinaldo.…

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281 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 22. Canadiens at Rangers. Showdown time at MSG. Measuring stick. Tone setter. Hope you guys don’t miss it because you were watching them blow up the Woody Woodpecker balloon in NYC. The teams come into the game in a virtual tie for the Eastern lead, the Habs 16-4-2, the…

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

Same lineup for Rangers tonight, no changes from last game. Canadiens spanked the Rangers 3-0 Oct. 15 in Montreal. The Rangers are 13-1-2 since, and the teams are tied for the Eastern lead with 34 points. Henrik Lundqvist vs. Carey Price. Habs without injured pest Brendan Gallagher. Pre-game notes courtesy…

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151 Rangers-Predators in review

Rangers 3, Predators 0. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early column on the Rangers’ start, and the (not advanced) stats/trends involved. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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285 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

Game 20. Rangers at Panthers. The Rangers, who come in on a one-game losing streak, finish their two-game Florida trip with tonight’s game at another Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Sunrise, a.k.a. The Middle of Nowhere, Fla. The Rangers (14-3-2)  didn’t lose two in a row…

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