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406 Game 5: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Lightning at Rangers. The Rangers have won eight consecutive Games 5, 6 or 7 at home, and 11-1 in their last 12 during this four-year stretch. The only loss was Game 5 to the Devils in the 2012 Eastern Conference Final. Six of the Rangers’ 12 series…

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34 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning morning skate interview transcripts

Courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with:                               COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Special  teams have been especially effective for you guys these last  few  games.   What  in  the  power play in particular do you think is clicking for you? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   You know, power play right now is…

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46 Rangers still have a lot of work to do vs. Lightning

My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello The complexion of the Eastern Conference Final changed Friday night. Or did it? The Rangers desperately needed a victory in Game 4 to even up the series at 2-2, and they got it. So the obvious portion of the mission statement was accomplished.…

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132 Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts

Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with:                             MARTIN ST. LOUIS Q. Did  you  gain any knowledge from Game 3 to create pressure in Game 4? MARTIN  ST.  LOUIS:   No,  I  mean, we know, I think in general, what works,  what  doesn’t,  what  gets…

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153 Game 4: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That’s a pretty enormous win, fairly gutsy, etc. And I certainly don’t want to be Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer. But, Alain Vigneault might want to go against his “never critique a win” creed before Game…

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36 Game 4: Rangers 5, Lightning 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: Rangers 5, Lightning 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HIGH FIVE – The Rangers have registered five goals in each of the last two games, and each…

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732 Game 4: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Lightning. Pretty close to a must-win for ya boys. Not technically, but, you know. Going down 3-1 again and coming back against this explosive team probably isn’t happening. As Marc Staal said, they will need to play their best game of the season tonight. They…

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31 Game 4: Pre-game interview transcripts

Pre-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Some  of  the  guys enjoyed watching a movie together yesterday. Were  you  part  of  that?   What  can that day, in general, do to help you regroup? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   That was something that was set…

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405 Game 3: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault, I think, was blowing smoke when he said that game just “developed” that way and that “games unfold.” The Rangers repeatedly broke down. The Rangers defensive play unfolded. The Rangers’ big edge in this…

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123 Annoyed Rangers know what needs to be done

My story from lohud.com: The Rangers were understandably angry at themselves for their performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final Monday night, a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They had every right to be annoyed because neither team played particularly well, but the Rangers’ decision-making and…

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151 Game 2: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery from lohud.com’s Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here for Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. It’s short…

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107 Game 2: Lightning at Rangers (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello (concussion) resumed skating on his own today, though there is no change on his status. Also Brian Boyle took part in the Lightning’s morning skate, though he stayed on the ice with the extra players afterward. No update on his status, either. Pre-game notes courtesy of the…

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130 Game 1: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to see Frank Becerra’s great Game 1 photo gallery. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game press conference video.…

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45 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 50-24-8 (8-5)* Rangers: 53-22-7 (8-4)* *2014-15 Regular Season Record (2015 Playoffs Record) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play Game 1 of the Eastern…

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22 Rangers-Lightning: Five Things to Watch … more quotes

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: FAMILIAR FACES: This is the storyline of the whole series, or at least until it starts to be about other players. Ex-Rangers Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman and former Lightning players Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle. SPEED VS. SPEED: This…

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211 Eastern Conference final: Rangers-Lightning matchups

To see my preview of the series, click here, or scroll down to the previous thread. Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. ************************************************ Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Lightning…

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347 Game 7: Rangers-Capitals in review

ICYMI, here’s the Eastern Conference final schedule: 1-Sat. MSG, 1. 2-Mon. MSG, 8. 3-Wed. at TB, 8. 4-Fri. at TB, 8. 5-Sun. 5/24 MSG, 8. 6-Tues. 5/26 at TB, 8. 7-Fri. 5/29 MSG, 8. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story.…

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