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92 Rangers 5, Canucks 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes and quotes courtesy of the Rangers: Rangers 5, Canucks 2. Click here for boxscore. Team Notes: – The Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 5-2, today at Madison Square Garden, in the second game of a back-to-back set. – The Blueshirts improved to 14-13-0 overall (28 pts), including a…

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553 It’s Go Time! … Canucks at Rangers

Game 27. Canucks at Rangers. This game is all about the Trading Places coaches, John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault, but for the Rangers, this is a pretty big game. They finished a 3-2 road trip Friday, and it had a pretty ugly ending in a 3-2 loss in Boston.…

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166 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) Men vs. Boys. I am not 100 percent convinced the Rangers lost this game because of the way they were manhandled by the Bruins, but they were manhandled, and I am pretty certain that any best-of-seven series against a team like that is going to look like the…

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286 Bruins 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: Bruins 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team Notes: – The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-2, today at TD Garden, to conclude their five-game road trip with a 3-2-0 mark. – The Blueshirts are now 13-13-0 overall (26 pts), including…

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662 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Bruins

Game 26. Rangers at Bruins. Ya boys have won three of four on this five-game road trip. They return home to face Vancouver and You-Know-Who tomorrow afternoon, which begins a stretch  in which the Rangers play 11 of the next 12 at the Garden. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal…

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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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