Browsing: Rick Carpiniello

Game review
492 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Thoughts: 1) The Leafs — is that the same team that played in the Winter Classic? — really put up zero resistance, and the Rangers sure appear to love playing against them. The Rangers, a team that can play with anybody if allowed to skate, allowed to use their speed,…

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141 Rangers at Maple Leaves tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Saturday, Jan. 4, 7:00 p.m. ET Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON Rangers: 20-20-2 (42 pts) Maple Leafs: 21-16-5 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will complete their five-game road trip when they face-off against the Toronto…

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376 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) This is not an excuse. Just a fact. The Pittsburgh Penguins are helmets and shoulder pads better than the rest of the East. They played almost the entire month of December with their JV on the ice and ran away and hid. They could play the entire second…

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279 Rangers-Panthers in review … Happy New Year!

Thoughts: 1) Happy New Year! Whether 2013 was good, great, bad or horrible for you, here’s hoping that 2014 will be better. And the dawn of 2014 means one thing: Honeymooners Marathon!! It also means Winter Classic today at the Big House, and after the game, the naming of the…

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294 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Panthers

Game 41. Rangers at Panthers. Happy New Year’s Eve! Please, please, please be smart and be safe if you’re celebrating. Or if you aren’t. Holy shishkebob! Is it really the halfway point of the season after tonight’s game? Last season at this point we didn’t even know if there…

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482 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Lightnings

Game 40. Rangers at Lightnings. The Rangers play the second of a five-game trip, coming off a loss in Washington. They are 3-2-1 in their last six. Henrik Lundqvist, who sat out the last three as Cam Talbot’s backup, goes back in goal tonight. Conor Allen makes his NHL…

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323 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) I know you guys don’t want to hear the glass-half-full stuff, so I’ll just blurt it out and get it over with. I didn’t think the Rangers were outplayed at all, especially at 5-on-5, in this game. I thought they defended pretty well and a lot of guys…

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499 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Capitals

Game 39. Rangers at Capitals. The post-Christmas break ends, and the Rangers begin a five-game road trip that will take them into 2014 and the second half of the season. Ya boys have won two in a row and are 3-1-1 in their last five, with a hideous loss…

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303 Boxing Day … and then the rest of the season

Just want to throw this out there for discussion, because I’m a little curious. Now, I know — or have been taught — that you guys can kinda go hot and cold about your team, game to game, period to period, shot to shot. And cold was the prevailing temperature…

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583 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve! Thoughts: 1) The non-existent quick whistle. How is that play not blown dead? I mean, there are so many layers to this onion. How does the referee tell Brad Richards, according to Alain Vigneault, that if the puck didn’t go in on the…

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378 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) The homestand to hell. At some point, if not soon then later, the Rangers will rue the points they hacked up on this nine-gamer, whether it be the points that make them fight for their lives the final days of the season or the points that keep them…

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286 Islanders at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Friday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 16-17-2 (34 pts) Islanders: 9-19-7 (25 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden (7:00p.m.…

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314 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) As you know, I completely agree with what Brad Richards said post-game. That you don’t judge how a team played in a hockey game based on the coin-flip that is the skills competition. Because, as you know, I always maintain that it’s not part of the hockey game,…

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93 Rangers 4, Flames 3 (shootout) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Flames 3 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: – The Rangers defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-3, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden, as the team continued their franchise-record nine-game homestand. Benoit Pouliot notched the game-deciding goal in…

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756 It’s Go Time! … Flames at Rangers

Game 34. Flames at Rangers. Ya boys have lost four in a row to start this nine-game homestand and have lost eight of their last nine at home overall. They have gotten worse with each passing game, IMO. They have given up four goals in all four games on…

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