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169 Rangers-Bruins in review; Magic Number: 3

I am done. I will no longer try to convince anybody that this team is different than any Rangers team we’ve seen since, 1997, at least; more probably since 1994. That this team works harder, does more little things to win, and does it with a resolve and a resilience.…

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42 Post-game quotes

Sorry it’s a bit late … I’m on the train. Ain’t technology grand? … Prospal ripped the fans a bit for their booing early in the game. Good stuff. Vinny Prospal: “There’s no easy games left. … I was watching Carolina-Buffalo yesterday, it’s a three-point game. Everybody’s collecting points. So…

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134 Rangers-Flys in review

Has there been a game this season that better defined these Rangers, the It’s Just Paingers? In a game, let’s face it, they pretty much had to win, they played with all those characteristics we’ve seen most of the year: The shot blocking, the body checks, the PK, the struggle…

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4 More post-game quotes

Ryan Callahan: “We need to battle this team and we didn’t do it.” “I thought we had to capitalize on our power play, which we didn’t do. We got out worked. We got out-executed, and it’s just an unacceptable game at this time of year. It’s an unacceptable game at…

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202 Sabres-Rangers in review

John Tortorella was not happy after this one, and who could blame him? Because while the effort wasn’t good enough, as he put it, for Game 77, neither was the concentration. I mean, there’s a kid goalie thrown in under emergency circumstances, and yet the Rangers insisted on passing up…

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152 Rangers-Bruins in review, by guest blogger Adam Z.

What a difference a year makes. A season ago, 87 points meant failure. Today, by contrast, 87 points means the following: One regulation loss in our last 10 games. Tied points-wise with Montreal for sixth. Seven points clear of Carolina. The magic number down to eight. And three days off…

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399 Rangers-Panthers in review

OK, it was unwatchable. And the Garden crowd was dreadfully quiet — that’s what happens when people buy season tickets and have to sell a lot of them because of the cost, and then cherry-pick which games they’ll attend; but also when the Garden insists on making hockey games in…

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7 Post-game quotes

Tortorella’s presser to follow. Brian Boyle: “Vokoun played well, made a lot of good saves. You don’t want to get frustrated, keep on doing what you’re doing, and we got the goal. I had plenty of chances. “I thought we played pretty good, though. We created some chances. I thought…

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374 Rangers-Penguins in review … by guest blogger eddie eddie eddie

There are no relevant games affecting the Rangers’ playoff push on Monday. Pennsylvania.  The Keystone state.  Home of the Amish. Gentle, hard-working, and  honest people. Also, home of two of the most disgusting sporting teams in existence – the Filthy flyers and the Dirty Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been in…

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278 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Ten to go. If your heroes get 10 of a possible 20 points, that’s 90, and that should be plenty. Scoreboard watching tonight: Kansas City-bound Thrashers at Bison Baby Buffaloes. Boston at Air Canada Leaves. Thoughts: 1) I still think staged fights, or fights for no reason, accomplish little or…

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225 Rangers-Islanders in review

I’ll link later to my game story … which was about how there’s always these goofy swings in Rangers-Isles games, and how the Rangers survived the lows by going back to basics — down low, straight-ahead play. They do it after bad periods. They do it after bad games (see:…

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20 Post-game quotes

Marian Gaborik: “The first period was good and the second period we kind of had a little hiccup there. So, big goal by Cally there and we kept rolling from there.” “It’s always nice to score, definitely. But big win. We didn’t have a lot of games lately. But we’ve…

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179 Mighty Ducks-Rangers in review

That was ugly. You can say it was on the road against a very good team, and that would be true; and you can say the Mighty Ducks got three very lucky bounces, and then turned a miraculous save into a two-goal swing, and that would be true, too. But…

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362 Rangers-Flys in review … by guest blogger TimG

Today was my first regular season Rangers game in person. After over 20 years of rooting over the TV and internet I finally was able to witness the awesomeness that is the Blueshirts, MSG, and a good old fashion beat down in person. Even another winter storm couldn’t ruin the…

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202 Wild-Rangers in review … by guest blogger Lloyd Braun

Serenity Now… 1) The power play is enough to make a man crazy (i’m not crazy). 2) I always thought that the “jam” was a cop-out phrase from Torts, for playing well vs. not playing well, but in the first period I became a convert to the “jam.” In the NHL if you can hold…

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400 Sabres-Rangers in review

This was like taking four punches. Ugh, ouch, ooof, ouch. The Rangers lost, Buffalo won, Montreal won, Carolina won. I will say this about Buffalo, with its three games in hand. I am not impressed based on that game last night. Except for the goalkeeper, that is. The Rangers need…

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144 More post-game quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “We kept pressing. I thought, even though we were down two going into the third period we kept trying to play our game — strong D and try to be oportunistic, try to make some plays. We had some chances. The puck goes through the back door there,…

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171 Rangers-Kings in review

Just when I start to think the East is closing the gap on the West, another Western team on the bubble comes along and pops my eyes wide open. L.A. is a pretty solid team, big and fast and talented, and was only ninth in the West coming into the…

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23 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “We make it exciting, don’t we?” “I just think we’ve got some balls. We’ve been like that all year long. I like that about our club. Are we playing our best hockey now? No. Did we make some mistakes? Yes. But we do. We’ve got some balls. I…

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