Browsing: Rick Carpiniello

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169 Richards & Nash: Different playoff histories, same goals

Headed to practice today and will have audio and reports (Twitter: @RangersReport) from there. Meanwhile, here’s the story I wrote for The Journal News and LoHud.com about Rick Nash and Brad Richards looking forward to the post-season for different reasons, with completely different playoff histories. By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK…

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15 Rangers 4, Devils 0: Post-game notes, quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 27, 2013 (Game 48, Home Game 24) Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 4, Devils 0 Team Notes: –        The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, today at Madison Square Garden, to conclude…

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487 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

As you know, the Rangers can finish anywhere from sixth to eighth seed, the latter of which will bring them the dreaded first-round meeting with the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. To get that, the Rangers will have to lose in regulation today. If they get a point in any manner, the…

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12 Pre-game interview: John Tortorella (audio)

John Tortorella is in playoff mode. Short answers. Though there really weren’t many questions pre-game. He’s going with his full lineup, which includes Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Kris Newbury and Arron Asham in for Ryane Clowe and Matt Gilroy. Tortorella said the goal is to move up as high as…

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373 The clincher: Rangers-Hurricanes in review

See? I told all y’all that the Rangers would make the playoffs. (I won’t say how much doubt I’ve had these last three nights, though). And I must add that the last two games the Rangers – as always whenever they have struggled over the years – looked like a…

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663 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Hurricanes

Bottom line is the magic number is two. If the Rangers get two points tonight, they’re in. If Winnipeg doesn’t get any points in its season finale tonight at home against Montreal, the Rangers are in. If the Rangers get one point and Winnipeg gets on point, the Rangers are…

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427 Rangers-Panthers in review

What an opportunity the Rangers let get away in Sunrise, Fla. Beat the worst team in hockey, whether in regulation, overtime or the tiddly-winks contest, and the Rangers would have clinched a playoff spot and jumped over the Islanders into the sixth seed. They should thank their lucky stars that…

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447 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

So the Rangers obviously have bigger fish to broil, or whatever, needing a win for their own best interests. But how often do you guys, as fans, get chances in consecutive games to eliminate the Flyers (as the Rangers did in  Buffalo a couple of nights back) and then eliminate…

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571 Rangers-Sabres in review

Two very important games against two inferior teams in two nights, and the Rangers get two critical victories. Hey, you don’t dissect these at this point. Put the four points in the bag and move on. Four games left. Thoughts: 1) I wonder if any of you are taking a…

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