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49 Coach’s challenge raises Rangers question: “What if?”

GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault didn’t need to be reminded about it. With the new coach’s challenge on goaltender interference plays, and the way that is being enforced this season, what might have been back in June, 2014 when Dwight King steamrolled Henrik Lundqvist with the Rangers up 4-2 in the…

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65 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

If you haven’t been to the Garden this season, check out the video I posted last night. They do a pretty cool pre-game on-ice presentation. Not even sure what to call it, other than fairly awesome. Click here to see it. Or scroll up to the top of the main…

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8 Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        THREE’S COMPANY – On each of the Rangers’ three goals in tonight’s game, Mats Zuccarello recorded the goal, Derick Brassard tallied the primary assist, and…

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168 Maple Leafs at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9151196 align=”left”] Game 11. Maple Leaves at Rangers. So the Maple Leaves go out and trade Phil Kessel, hire Mike Babcock, Lou Lamoriello, et al, and they still stink. Toronto has won one of its first eight games, and that was against Columbus, during the seven-game Jackets losing…

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4 Amid Rangers’ flaws, the penalty kill strengthens

My early story: NEW YORK – As the Rangers continue to take apart, and try to fix, parts of their game that have either failed or been inconsistent, one area had become a strength lately. The Rangers’ penalty killing units had been on a 17-for-17 run through the prior six…

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46 Maple Leafs at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 6-2-2 (14 pts) Maple Leafs: 1-5-2 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 11th game of the 2015-16 season against the Toronto…

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49 Rangers’ Etem takes a positive stride

GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ coaching staff, in training camp and the preseason, noticed some things about new winger Emerson Etem’s attempts to fit in. That finally appears to be happening. “It’s also, as coaches, getting comfortable with him, and he’s also getting comfortable with his teammates and how we play…

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189 Rangers-Flames in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Ten games in. Having played maybe one full game. The Rangers are 6-2-2. “I think our record’s really…

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21 Flames at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, Antti Raanta starts in goal tonight. Viktor Stalberg (head) is expected to be out, and replaced in the lineup by Emerson Etem. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 5-2-2…

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91 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see Henrik Lundqvist’s save on Wayne Simmonds. Thoughts: 1) A lot to cover. One crazy game at Mr. Snider’s house. Where to begin? 2) So Alain Vigneault loses the first coach’s challenge in team history,…

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27 Rangers at Flyers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 5-2-1 (11 pts) Flyers: 3-2-1 (7 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their ninth game of the 2015-16 season and begin their third back-to-back…

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5 Rangers 4, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to three games (2-0-1), and they have posted two separate three-game point streaks thus far in 2015-16…

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74 Coyotes at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ARIZONA COYOTES Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 4-2-1 (9 pts) Coyotes: 3-2-1 (7 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their eighth game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game homestand against…

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142 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here for the complete audio from Vigneault’s presser. Click here for Antti Raanta post-game audio. Click here for Rick…

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14 Rangers 4, Sharks 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Sharks 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BACK-TO-BACK – The Rangers have posted a 12-1-1 record in the second contest of their last 14 back-to-back sets, including a 2-0-0 record in the second…

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