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38 Devils 2, Rangers 1 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Devils 2, Rangers 1 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        FIRST IN SCORE – The Rangers have outscored their opponent, 9-2, in the first period through six games in 2015-16. In addition, the…

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33 Devils at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-2-0 (6 pts) Devils: 0-3-1 (1 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their sixth game of the 2015-16 season against the New Jersey Devils in…

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27 Rangers’ McDonagh: “We need more from everybody”

GREENBURGH – Honesty is the best policy, and the Rangers are being honest with themselves. After five games, they’re 3-2, but the truth is they could be 1-4, maybe even 0-5. They found ways to win their first three games, despite having some very rough stretches, to say the least,…

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131 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for an interesting even-handed breakdown of Dan Girardi’s game, by @BlueSeatBlogs. I think you guys know where I stand on that issue. Thoughts: 1) I didn’t think the Rangers were as bad in Montreal as Alain…

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8 Canadiens 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Canadiens 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 5-for-5 (7:32) on the penalty kill and allowed six shots on goal during Montreal’s five power play opportunities in tonight’s…

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50 Rangers at Canadiens tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Some Hall of Famers in that photo from the 1979 Stanley Cup Final, above: Serge Savard, Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson, Phil Esposito (and also Don Murdoch, shooting, and I think it’s rookie Don Maloney on the left and probably another Montreal HOFer to the right of Espo). Pre-game notes courtesy…

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16 Jets 4, Rangers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Jets 4, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TEAM EFFORT – Of the 20 Rangers skaters who have played at least one game thus far in 2015-16, 15 have tallied at least…

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158 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to read my 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 audio. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game audio (some pretty cool stuff). Thoughts: 1) That is as good a nothing regular-season game…

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15 Rangers 5, Blue Jackets 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers have won each of their first three games of the regular season for the first time since 2008-09, when they…

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88 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) It was awfully fitting that Alain Vigneault’s 100th win as Rangers coach was so typical of his team. Stick with it, stick with it, stick with it … then find a way to win. How many…

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12 Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TWO GOOD – The Rangers have won each of their first two games of the regular season for the first time since 2008-09, when they tied a…

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163 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Yup, that window appears to be closing. 2) The Rangers were good and not so great in this game. They forced the issue from the start, really gave Chicago some problems with their pace … get…

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50 Rangers preview: Position by position

The Rangers were the best team in the NHL’s regular season last year and reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, after going to the Stanley Cup Final the year before. They have played 12 playoff series in the last four years. And the core of the team is…

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218 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to read my story about Alain Vigneault’s decisions, from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Isn’t 4-1-1 the hip way to say “information?” … Well, the Rangers’ 4-1-1 record gives us no information. There’s no way that record indicates…

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2 Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOME COOKING – The Rangers have won nine of the last 10 preseason games they have played at Madison Square Garden (9-1-0), dating back to…

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91 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 5. Flyers at Rangers. With the preseason mercifully dwindling, Alain Vigneault is still juggling and experimenting. So tonight against Mr. Snider’s Team, at least at the start, Rick Nash will skate on the right with Derek Stepan and Chris Krieder. J.T. Miller slides to Nash’s regular spot…

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114 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 3. Rangers at Bruins. ICYMI, the Rangers will practice at West Point’s Tate Rink on Oct. 5-6, and the Oct. 5, 11 a.m. practice will be open to the public. They will then fly to Chicago for the Oct. 7 opener (and Stanley Cup banner raising). This afternoon,…

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21 Rangers at Bruins tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at BOSTON BRUINS Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET TD Garden – Boston, MA Rangers: 1-1-0 (2 pts) Bruins: 2-0-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their third game of the 2015-16 preseason against the Boston Bruins in an Original…

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