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148 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9160314 align=”left”] Game 12. Capitals at Rangers. After a string of really crappy games, the Rangers and Capitals meet for the first time since last spring’s seven-game playoff series (“All series, baby!”) with an early-November first place on the line. The Capitals are 8-2, having won seven of…

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49 Coach’s challenge raises Rangers question: “What if?”

GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault didn’t need to be reminded about it. With the new coach’s challenge on goaltender interference plays, and the way that is being enforced this season, what might have been back in June, 2014 when Dwight King steamrolled Henrik Lundqvist with the Rangers up 4-2 in the…

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65 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

If you haven’t been to the Garden this season, check out the video I posted last night. They do a pretty cool pre-game on-ice presentation. Not even sure what to call it, other than fairly awesome. Click here to see it. Or scroll up to the top of the main…

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8 Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        THREE’S COMPANY – On each of the Rangers’ three goals in tonight’s game, Mats Zuccarello recorded the goal, Derick Brassard tallied the primary assist, and…

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168 Maple Leafs at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9151196 align=”left”] Game 11. Maple Leaves at Rangers. So the Maple Leaves go out and trade Phil Kessel, hire Mike Babcock, Lou Lamoriello, et al, and they still stink. Toronto has won one of its first eight games, and that was against Columbus, during the seven-game Jackets losing…

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4 Amid Rangers’ flaws, the penalty kill strengthens

My early story: NEW YORK – As the Rangers continue to take apart, and try to fix, parts of their game that have either failed or been inconsistent, one area had become a strength lately. The Rangers’ penalty killing units had been on a 17-for-17 run through the prior six…

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46 Maple Leafs at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 6-2-2 (14 pts) Maple Leafs: 1-5-2 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 11th game of the 2015-16 season against the Toronto…

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17 Live Rangers Chat today at noon … join us

The Rangers are off until Friday — a slightly longer delay than the FOX TV blackout during Game 1 of the World Series. Today the Rangers are doing off-ice stuff and meetings, then they’ll get back to practice Thursday, play the Maple Leaves Friday, then not play again until Tuesday…

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69 Rangers prospect report Oct. 19-25

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 19 – OCT. 25 1. Adam Huska, G, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) – Huska stopped 29 of 30 shots he faced to earn his third consecutive win on Oct. 24, as Green Bay defeated Chicago, 4-1. During his three-game winning streak,…

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189 Rangers-Flames in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Ten games in. Having played maybe one full game. The Rangers are 6-2-2. “I think our record’s really…

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9 Rangers 4, Flames 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Flames 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HIGH FIVE – The Rangers extended their point streak to a season-high five games (3-0-2). New York has earned at least one point in eight of…

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138 Flames at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9144723 align=”left”] Game 10. Flames at Rangers. I’m going on the pre-game show on ESPN radio, 98.7 FM around 6:40. Give it a listen if you can. The Rangers (5-2-2) look to bounce back from a tough loss in Philly Saturday against the slow-starting Flames (2-5), who come…

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

FYI, Antti Raanta starts in goal tonight. Viktor Stalberg (head) is expected to be out, and replaced in the lineup by Emerson Etem. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 5-2-2…

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91 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see Henrik Lundqvist’s save on Wayne Simmonds. Thoughts: 1) A lot to cover. One crazy game at Mr. Snider’s house. Where to begin? 2) So Alain Vigneault loses the first coach’s challenge in team history,…

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