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12 Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TWO GOOD – The Rangers have won each of their first two games of the regular season for the first time since 2008-09, when they tied a…

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

[polldaddy poll=9118501 align=”left”] Game 2. Rangers at Blue Jackets. Your undefeated Rangers begin what should be an interesting home-and-home with the Blue Jackets’ season opener in Ohio. The teams will play tomorrow at MSG, the Rangers third in four nights. The BJs had a horrific, injury-plagued season last year, and…

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163 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Yup, that window appears to be closing. 2) The Rangers were good and not so great in this game. They forced the issue from the start, really gave Chicago some problems with their pace … get…

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8 Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have posted a 7-3-1 record in their last 11 regular season openers, dating back to the 2005-06 season. The Blueshirts have also…

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463 Rangers at Blackhawks … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9114451 align=”left”] Game 1. Rangers at Blackhawks. Alright, alright, alright! Finally. Hockey season is back! You guys in? The Chicago Blackhawks raise their Stanley Cup banner tonight, and to me it seems that whenever there’s any kind of significant pre-game ceremony, it’s a tough game for the home…

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60 Rangers at Blackhawks tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET United Center – Chicago, IL Rangers: 53-22-7 (113 pts)* Blackhawks: 48-28-6 (102 pts)* *Records are from the 2014-15 regular season TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their 89th NHL season with an Original…

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32 Rangers preview: Ten things to watch

Ten things to watch with the 2015-16 Rangers: 1. Can Henrik Lundqvist start faster? He won three of his first eight games in 2013. He won two of his first seven and nine of his first 24 the next season. He won seven of his first 15 last season. Lundqvist…

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50 Rangers preview: Position by position

The Rangers were the best team in the NHL’s regular season last year and reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, after going to the Stanley Cup Final the year before. They have played 12 playoff series in the last four years. And the core of the team is…

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50 Predictions for 2015-16

As you know, my picks never fail (Anaheim over Boston in the Stanley Cup Final last year, I believe). So I’m stepping up and telling you exactly what’s going to happen this year. I want to know what youse think. So give ’em up in the comments today. We’re gonna…

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82 Decision day for Rangers? Or not?

In case you missed it, my Lohud colleague Nancy Haggerty wrote a terrific story about athletes and painkillers. Click here to read it. ********************************************************* Alain Vigneault met with Jeff Gorton and staff Thursday to come to a decision about which three (maybe just two, but doubtful) players will be cut…

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218 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to read my story about Alain Vigneault’s decisions, from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Isn’t 4-1-1 the hip way to say “information?” … Well, the Rangers’ 4-1-1 record gives us no information. There’s no way that record indicates…

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107 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time

[polldaddy poll=9103517 align=”left”] Preseason Game 6. Bruins at Rangers. Thank God it’s almost over. Oscar Lindberg is expected to  be named the winner of the Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award as the best rookie in camp, though Dylan McIlrath could get consideration. The award is named for the late Rangers European…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-1-1 (7 pts) Bruins: 4-1-0 (8 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their sixth and final game of the 2015-16 preseason against the Boston…

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194 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I didn’t believe I’d ever seen a penalty shot decide an overtime game before. But I also can’t remember where my car is. Then folks on Twitter reminded…

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2 Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOME COOKING – The Rangers have won nine of the last 10 preseason games they have played at Madison Square Garden (9-1-0), dating back to…

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