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290 Game 6: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Gotta admit, going against my much ballyhooed belief that there is no carryover from game to game in a playoff series (there isn’t), I thought the Rangers were done like dinner after Game 4. I mean, they just stunk it up in a huge game. And, boy, has…

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748 Game 6: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Penguins at Rangers. Happy Mother’s Day! I’ll be honest. On Wednesday I didn’t think we’d be doing “It’s Go Time!” today. Neither did most of youse. For only the fifth time in their history, the Rangers won  a Game 5 to force a Game 6 after being…

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278 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) The only way it would have been better for the Rangers would have been if big-hearted, broken-hearted Martin St. Louis had scored. But what a day. What an emotional day. And night. It’s not over for St. Louis, either. He’s got to be mentally fried, headed back to…

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506 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Haven’t said this much this year, but I don’t even know where to begin. It was going to take a monumental effort to beat Pittsburgh, a much better team, in this series. The way the Rangers played in Game 4, they wouldn’t have beaten anybody. I thought a…

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594 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) First of all, a little tempest was set off in Pittsburgh by a couple of shots Marc Staal took on Sidney Crosby (click here to see them), both of which should have probably been penalties, but as you know, our fine NHL referees are more than likely to…

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809 Game 3: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Penguins at Rangers. This is game No. 6 in nine days for the Rangers. In no other sport would this be allowed to happen. Just a complete injustice to the athletes and for the quality and integrity of the playoffs for the fans The Rangers have won…

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422 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Are you really surprised that this series is 1-1? Seriously? I’m not at all. I’m never, ever surprised that any series is 1-1 after two. Heck, maybe you should be surprised it isn’t 2-0 Penguins. 2) So let’s get this streak thing right out of the way. Ya…

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60 Game 2: Penguins 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; post-game audio courtesy of the Penguins: Game 2: Penguins 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0, tonight in Game 2 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at CONSOL Energy Center. The…

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536 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Not declaring anything yet. But if the Rangers can go into that building against that team, not have a 60-minute effort, and still come out of there with the win, well, maybe they’re going to be fine after all in this series. Because during this game, when they…

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247 Rangers are good; just not good enough to beat these birds

Here’s my column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Same state, different birds. The Pittsburgh Penguins are not, by any stretch of anybody’s imagination, the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers are going to be involved in a test far above and beyond what they’ve endured the last two…

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112 Rangers-Penguins matchups & predictions

Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Penguins match up: Forwards The Flyers had an edge on the Rangers in this department, even though the Rangers had more depth. With Pittsburgh, it’s more than an edge. The Penguins have a ton more skill, and depth, and their forwards are…

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516 Game 7: Rangers-Flyers in review

In case you missed it overnight, click here for the entire second-round playoff schedule. Click here for my column on the Rangers winning the series the hard way, smoking in the dynamite shed, as usual. I will post the links to Josh Thomson, 26’s game story and my notebook from…

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601 Game 6: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, the best part for you guys and for the Rangers is that they don’t lead the series. Because since 2009, while they’ve been lousy when leading a series — a record 12 straight losses with the series lead — they’ve been pretty darn good when tied or…

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184 Game 5: Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my column on the Rangers’ pre-series advantages all proving out to be advantages in Game 5. And click here for Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the game. Finally, click here here for my notebook, which touches on J.T. Miller’s playoff debut, and all the stats about how…

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854 Game 5: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Flyers at Rangers. Not to be a bummer, but it’s possible today will be the final home game of the season. When a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to advance 180 out of 227 times (79.3%) in Stanley Cup…

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131 Game 4: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) As I said, I expected it to be 1-1 after two games. I expected it to be 2-2 after four. Why? Because most closely-matched series are, and because I didn’t think either of these teams would dominate the other. But the Rangers, in recent history, have sure gone…

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