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117 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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169 The Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh has grown into his ‘C’

By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Months after a long and often brilliant playoffs, Ryan McDonagh seemed destined to join the NHL’s elite defensemen. He had proven himself last spring on the ice against the likes of Montreal’s P.K. Subban and L.A.’s Drew Doughty. A new season would serve to…

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375 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is what’s  impressed me about this team, which reminds me of the ’11-12 team. When it has a rare stinker, it bounces right back in a big way. This team is miles more talented than…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Panthers: 21-16-10 (52 pts) Rangers: 28-15-4 (60 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden…

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70 R.I.P. Carol Vadnais, a Ranger from 1975-1982

Sad news Sunday that Carol Vadnais, who played defense for five different teams — including the Rangers for seven seasons — and won a pair of Stanley Cups (Montreal, 1968 and Boston, 1972), passed away from cancer at age 68. Vadnais wasn’t universally loved as a Ranger, probably because he…

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155 Guest blogger: eddie eddie eddie

Many of us have our favorite memories of Ranger lore. The Cup run in ’94 obviously ranks as everyone’s favorite.   For me, that two-month stretch was heaven on earth, as I’m sure it was for most Ranger fans. This, however, is not a walk down that lane. Instead, I want…