Browsing: Rick Carpiniello

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57 Game 1: Rangers-Flyers … Five things to watch

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: Goalies: We pretty much know what to expect of Henrik Lundqvist, who has handled the Flyers in his career. We don’t know what to expect of Ray Emery, who will start in place of Steve Mason (probable concussion). Goons vs. Smurfs: OK, this isn’t the Broad…

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273 Game 1: Flyers at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Name that Ranger engaged with Dave “The Hammer” Schultz. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Thursday, Apr. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 45-31-6 (96 pts)* Flyers: 42-30-10 (94 pts)* * Regular season records TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers…

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345 Rangers-Flyers matchups: position by position

Here are my first-round position-by-position matchups: FORWARDS: Let’s face it. Up front, the Flyers are going to be able to thump the Rangers, who don’t possess the physical element the Flyers, or most teams, have. The Rangers rely on speed and pressure. And, if the Rangers’ top guys don’t play…

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41 Rangers “best” forwards must be at their best vs. Flyers

Here’s the unedited version of a column I wrote for The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault held his forefinger and his thumb less than inch apart when he was talking Tuesday about the difference between the Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers coach,…

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125 Rangers sign free agent D Mat Bodie out of Union

From the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT DEFENSEMAN MAT BODIE New York, April 15, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Mat Bodie. Bodie, 24, registered eight goals and 31 assists…

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398 First-round predictions contest today

OK, I’m scrapping my preseason pick of Los Angeles over Ottawa in the Stanley Cup finals. For fairly obvious reasons. Special thanks to coach Teddy Roosevelt, cheap-shot artist Chris Neil and the completely underachieving Senators. So, starting over, below are my picks for the first round of the 2014 Stanley…

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185 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy anniversary! It’s now officially 74 years with one Stanley Cup since the Rangers won it on April 13, 1940. 2) So it’s Rangers-Flyers like the good old days. So light up the Empire State Building in orange and black in honor of Mr. Snider. Sure has been…

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14 Canadiens 1, Rangers 0 (OT) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Canadiens 1, Rangers 0 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 1-0, in overtime tonight at Bell Centre in their final game of the regular season. The Blueshirts finished the season with a 45-31-6 record…

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343 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 82. Rangers at Canadiens. In case you missed it, Philadelphia won in OT in Pittsburgh today, meaning that the first-round matchup will be Flyers-Rangers for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference final — the final playoff  appearance for Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky and Mike Richter, among…

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458 Rangers-Sabres in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that turned out well for ya boys. Rangers win late, Philly loses in regulation. The Rangers clinch the No. 2 seed in the Metropolitan — which, by the way, turned out to have been the better of the two divisions in the East, IMO — and will…

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49 Rangers 2, Sabres 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Sabres 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden in the final home game of the regular season. With the win, and Philadelphia’s regulation loss, the Rangers clinch…

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382 Sabres at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Buffalo Baby Buffaloes at Rangers. It’s pretty simple with two games left. Well, actually, it’s not so simple thanks to Bettman Losers’ Points, Bettman Bonus Points, Breakaway Contests they sometimes hold after the hockey teams finishing playing the hockey game, ROWs, non-ROWs, and this new jackwagon playoff…

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554 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Thoughts: 1) That’s a good win for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that Philly and Columbus won and that collar would be getting a little tight if the Rangers lost. Also given the poor start against yet another — God, how many are there? –…

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35 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1… post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden in the second game of a three-game homestand. The Blueshirts are now 9-3-1 in their last 13 games, including…

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