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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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215 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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181 Rangers prospect report, Dec. 8-14

Courtesy of the NYR: Richard Nejezchleb, RW, Tri-City Americans (WHL) – Nejezchleb (photo right) tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in the Americans’ four games this past week. He notched a goal in Tri-City’s 4-3 shootout loss to Everett on Dec. 9 and recorded two points (one goal, one…

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361 Rangers weekly prospect report Nov. 17-23

From the NYR: THREE STARS OF THE WEEK: 1. Adam Tambellini (photo above), C, Calgary Hitmen (WHL) – Tambellini’s offensive exploits this past week solidified his status as one of the top scorers in the Western Hockey League. The 20-year-old tallied three points (one goal, two assists) and posted a…

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97 Weekly Rangers prospects report

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 27 – NOV. 2 The Wolf Pack won both of their games this past weekend, extending their winning streak to three games. Hartford defeated Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia), 4-2, on Saturday, November 1, behind a 27-save effort from Mackenzie Skapski. Four different…

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172 Rangers’ weekly prospects report

Sorry this is a few days late this week. From the NYR: EMERGING FROM THE PACK The Wolf Pack entered this past week with a 2-0-1-0 record. Hartford continued its strong start to the season on Oct. 21 in a road contest against Worcester. Ten different skaters registered a point…

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175 Rangers-Flyers in review (again)

Thoughts: 1) Happy October. Gotta tell you, that’s enough preseason for me. If they stopped right now, I’d be happy. The last two games, at least, will pretty much be the Rangers’ opening-night roster with a few players battling for the last two or three jobs. And they’ll be playing…

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167 Guest blogger: Manny … Rangers-Devils in review

Before everyone starts demanding trades, firing coaches and writing off the season as a total loss let’s remember that pre-season games are hardly must-win scenarios (a lesson Rex Ryan learned the hard way). That said, with 46 players competing for half that many roster spots, there is certainly an aspect…

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19 Rangers-Frolunda in review

(Editor’s note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at rcarpini@lohud.com) Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I’ve said all along, there really aren’t a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep…