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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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159 With Klein out indefinitely, another opportunity for McIlrath

GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ mission just got a bit more difficult. Defenseman Kevin Klein was diagnosed Wednesday with a fractured right thumb, and is out indefinitely. How this affects the trade deadline and any decision to deal a defenseman (notably Keith Yandle) remains to be seen. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault…

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330 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 3, Rangers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers’ special teams are a tire fire. Plain and simple. They can talk all they want about all the good they did…

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410 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Devils. It’s Groundhog Day, literally. The Rangers are hoping it isn’t Groundhog Day in terms of same-old, same-old, as in repeating what has happened over and over again this season. They play their first game in eight days, which should make this game difficult to…

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101 Minus Nash, Rangers resume play vs. Devils in Newark

The Rangers’ extended All-Star break – seven days without a game – wasn’t enough to heal one of the team’s most important players. Rick Nash, injured blocking a shot with his left leg on Jan. 22, is not expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Rangers resume play…

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97 Rangers prospect report – Jan. 18-24

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: JAN. 18 – JAN. 24 Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) – Morrison posted three consecutive multi-point games this past week, registering six points (three goals, three assists) over the span. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (113th overall) in the…

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167 Rangers & Brassard hope his luck is changing

Hoping to do a live chat Thursday or Friday … I’ll give you a heads-up later. We will also do “It’s Go Time!” for the NHL all-star skills competition and for the John Scott all-star game. The Rangers don’t do anything until a late Monday afternoon practice. My story from…

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474 Rangers-Sabres in review

Rangers 6, Sabres 3. 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) Everything’s relative, right? Compared to Sunday in Ottawa, this was a masterpiece. Compared to…

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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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313 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

Game 48. Rangers at Senators. The Rangers play their second of three in four nights at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Kanata, Ont., near Alain Vigneault’s home town. They are back home against Buffalo Monday for the final game before a seven-day break. Ya boys…

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181 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, two in a row! First time since Nov. 21-23, which is really not believable. 2) Let’s keep it in perspective. If a Vancouver player doesn’t kick Ryan Miller’s stick away…

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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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210 Rangers’ big question: To trade Keith Yandle, or not?

It’s a fascinating and fairly unique debate surrounding one of the Rangers’ most enigmatic players. To trade Keith Yandle, or not? The situation could be a predicament and it could be a huge trading chip. Here the Rangers have an in-his-prime puck-moving defenseman, paying only half of his salary cap…

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