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932 Game 6: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Rangers at Lightning. I think I may have mentioned during the Washington series once or twice, or thrice, that this could be the final “It’s Go Time!” of the season. I think it’s a coin-flip game, and I predicted 1-1 after two, 2-2 after four, 3-3 after…

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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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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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733 Game 3: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Lightning. A big-boy pants game for the Rangers at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes, after they spit the bit in Game 2 — a game in which I didn’t think the Lighting was terrific either, but the Rangers messed up more than…

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477 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Lightning at Rangers. Ya boys enter the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in four years. Pretty impressive run here. The Rangers have won three in a row, obviously. They have won 10 of last 11 playoff series in which they have had home-ice advantage, going…

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792 Game 7: Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 7. Capitals at Rangers. Everything that can be said has been said, along with some of the dumb stuff that didn’t need to be said or shouldn’t have been said (Alex Ovechkin basically calling the Rangers’ defensemen a bunch of chickens, between “All series, baby, all series!” and…

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808 Game 6: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Rangers at Capitals. Another Must Win. Second of the season. The Rangers have had a lot of good memories in Game 6s, starting with ’94 ECF, ’79 semifinals, ’86 second round vs. Caps, ’14 ECF,  ’96 first round vs. Canadiens, etc. … and some not so good.…

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921 Game 4: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Capitals. Must win? Nope. Not yet. Almost-must-win? Yup. I think these Rangers have shown over most of the last four years that they don’t, as you guys say, panic at the disco — whatever that means — and that they do generally play their best…

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365 Game 4: Rangers at Capitals … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. Rangers: 5-3 (1-2)* Capitals: 6-4 (2-1)* *2015 Playoffs Record (Second Round Series Record) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Second Round…

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620 Game 3: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Capitals. As has been pointed out, ya boys have played an NHL-record nine consecutive one-goal playoff games, and 14 of their last 16 were decided by one goal. They also have won 11 consecutive Game 3s on the road since 1992. They are 14-3 in…

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31 Rangers at Capitals today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

With the Islanders’ win in Pittsburgh Friday, the Capitals are now locked into the 2-3 series against the Islanders, and can clinch home-ice in that series with a win today, or with a point and an Islanders loss tonight in their regular-season farewell to Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers, I am…

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216 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here for 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) Is anybody the least bit surprised the Rangers had that kind of game after clinching everything and sitting out…

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352 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Senators at Rangers. The Rangers play their final regular-season home game, which means absolutely nothing to them, but everything to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa (21-4-4 in its last 29) is tied with Boston for the final wild-card spot in the East, but trails by two…

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