Browsing: Rick Carpiniello

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702 Rangers-Mighty Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) I know it’s considered heresy to say this, but Henrik Lundqvist hasn’t looked good since the preseason began. 2) That third goal was a 2-on-2, no defensive mistake at all. Maybe it was deflected. Probably was. I don’t place blame on deflections. If it wasn’t deflected, it needs…

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594 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Mighty Ducks

Game 4. Rangers at Mighty Ducks. ICYMI: Rick Nash was sent back to New York by the team and thus will not play tonight or Saturday in St. Louis with what is almost certainly another concussion. Jesper Fast takes his place in the lineup. Brad Richards switches back to center,…

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536 Rangers at Mighty Ducks tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ANAHEIM DUCKS Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 p.m. ET Honda Center – Anaheim, CA Rangers: 1-2-0 (2 pts) Ducks: 2-1-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center (10:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network;…

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372 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) Yeah, defending is boring. This is much better. 2) The noise is already starting about the Brad Stuart hit on Rick Nash. Oooh, the replay is inconclusive. Oooh, maybe it wasn’t an elbow. Maybe the head wasn’t the initial point of contact. Whatever. This was a head shot,…

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518 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Sharks

Game 3. Rangers at Sharks. Ya boys, on their one-game winning streak, face Jumbo Soft Shell Shrimp Joe Thornton and Co. They play the third of nine in a row on the road (No. 9 of 15 counting preseason). Rolling the dice with the same lineup, which means Henrik Lundqvist…

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270 Rangers-Kings in review

So Alain Vigneault has a win! And the Rangers won’t come home from this trip winless. Thoughts: 1) First and foremost, the Rangers sure look like a better team when Ryan Callahan is out there. And there’s hardly ever a game when you say, did Callahan do anything? Because he…

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574 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Kings

Game 2. Rangers at Kings. Ya boys get their captain back. Ryan Callahan makes his season debut after off-season shoulder surgery. Arron Asham also goes into the lineup after being prucha’d for Game 1 in Phoenix. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal as Alain Vigneault looks for his first win as…

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360 Rangers at Kings, 10:30 tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at LOS ANGELES KINGS Monday, Oct. 7, 10:30 p.m. ET Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA Rangers: 0-1-0 (0 pts) Kings: 1-1-0 (2 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will begin a back-to-back set when they face-off against the Los Angeles Kings…

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392 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers’ pace was much, much better than in past years, and will be a more enjoyable watch … if and only if it’s successful. And if they can maintain it against more gifted offensive teams. For those keeping score at home, it’s now 10 goals in seven…

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800 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Coyotes

Game 1. Rangers at Coyotes. The start of the 2013-14 season and the Alain Vigneault era faces off with a nine-game road trip. Ya boys head to California for games in Los Angeles Monday, San Jose Tuesday and Anaheim next Thursday. Then St. Louis, Washington, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Detroit…

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110 Opening night roster

Stay tuned for “It’s Go Time!” around 9:30 for tonight’s season-opening 10 p.m. start at Phoenix. We’ll do the Three Rangers Stars poll and the whole nine yards. Here’s the Rangers’ opening night roster (Carl Hagelin begins the season in long-term injured reserve and this can’t play in the first…

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95 Rangers preview: Position by position

Here’s my preview from The Journal News and Lohud.com (unedited version): By Rick Carpiniello FORWARDS: If, if, if, if. The Rangers’ forward group will be better – and really, it must – if Brad Richards bounces back from the worst season of his career; if Derick Brassard proves he can…

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