Browsing: Rick Carpiniello

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125 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault made an off-the-cuff remark about the old saying, “You never critique a victory.” Mike Keenan said that all the time … but they will then dissect it, because they must, because that’s what they do. And because coaches, good coaches, know…

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533 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) Wow, just too, too easy for the home team. Did a lot of guys on defense, and the guy in goal, have a bad game? Sure did. Not that there’s any shame or blame on a goalie in giving up three breakaway goals, but Henrik Lundqvist got beaten…

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314 Rangers-Predators in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers, with their new system, defend. They succeed because/if/when they defend. I keep going back to what Alain Vigneault said on the last homestand when I asked him about the way they defend, and he said a big part of that is taking care of the puck…

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46 Rangers 2, Predators 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Predators 0. Click here for boxscore. Team Notes: – The Rangers defeated the Nashville Predators, 2-0, tonight at Bridgestone Arena, to extend their winning streak on the road to six games. – The Blueshirts are now 12-11-0 overall (24 pts), including an…

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361 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Predators

Game 23. Rangers at Predators. The Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday. They play the second of a four-game trip tonight. They have held 13 of the last 15 opponents to two goals or fewer. Cam Talbot starts in goal. Nasvhille goalie Pekka Rinne is out injured, so…

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803 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) The goalkeeper. Where’s his get-away car? Because he committed a crime against the Stars, grand theft. Wow. This could have been over early, and would have been a dreadful way to lose, out of the gate like that, especially after losing three of four close ones. And, after…

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171 Rangers-Bruins in review … Live Chat today at noon

Reminder: We’ll do a Live Chat today at noon. For those with mobile devices, you can join us from the ledge. Thoughts: 1) Boy, oh boy, sometimes you laugh at the rhetoric … over the years, how many times have we heard the Rangers talking about how they’d played well…

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390 It’s Go Time! … Kings at Rangers

Game 20. Kings at Rangers. Ya boys look to sweep the Kings in the season series. The Rangers have won four of five and seven of nine. They play the second of three in four nights (Boston in town Tuesday) before a five-game road trip. Henrik Lundqvist is back…

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308 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Canadiens (Les Habs)

Game 19. Rangers at Canadiens. Ya boys lost a three-game winning streak on Tuesday. They have won six of eight and seven of 10, as they begin a stretch of nine games in 15 days to close out November. That stretch begins with back-to-backs (Los Angeles at the Garden…

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254 Who’s No. 1? No. 4, No. 9, No. 66 or No. 99?

I don’t normally pump a TV show or a book signing, but since Bobby Orr is really making the rounds with his book, and since the Rangers have a few days between games here, I thought this would be a good topic of conversation. In my mind, the best players…

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205 Rangers-Devils in review

First, a change in plans: The Live Chat will now be Thursday at noon, not Wednesday as originally planned. Be there. Or else. Click here for my game story from The Journal News and Lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I don’t disagree that the second goal, with 46.1 seconds left in the…

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450 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

Game 18. Devils at Rangers. Change in plans: We will do a Live Chat Thursday at noon, not Wednesday. Be there. Ya boys have won three in a row and six of seven. The Devils are 2-0-1 in their last three and 4-2-2 in eight. It’ll be Henrik Lundqvist…

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

First this: We’re planning a Live Chat Wednesday at noon. Can everybody make it? Be there. Also this: Today is 11-12-13. Wooooooo. You won’t see that for another 100 years (and probably multiple Rangers Cups — maybe). Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS…

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471 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy Veterans Day. Thoughts: 1) J.T. Miller had jump right from his first shift. That was a pretty cool play on the 1-0 goal. Ryan McDonagh just grows every day in the offensive zone, and Chris Kreider is making plays he didn’t even make in that playoff coming-out party (I…

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429 It’s Go Time! … Panthers at Rangers

Game 17. Panthers at Rangers. Panthers with a new coaching staff (0-1) have lost eight in a row and are 3-10-4 (but not the worst team in the East). The 8-8 Rangers have won two in a row, five of six, and six of eight. They have allowed two…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Sunday, Nov. 10, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 8-8-0 (16 pts) Panthers: 3-10-4 (10 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. —…

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