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278 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) The only way it would have been better for the Rangers would have been if big-hearted, broken-hearted Martin St. Louis had scored. But what a day. What an emotional day. And night. It’s not over for St. Louis, either. He’s got to be mentally fried, headed back to…

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506 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Haven’t said this much this year, but I don’t even know where to begin. It was going to take a monumental effort to beat Pittsburgh, a much better team, in this series. The way the Rangers played in Game 4, they wouldn’t have beaten anybody. I thought a…

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536 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Not declaring anything yet. But if the Rangers can go into that building against that team, not have a 60-minute effort, and still come out of there with the win, well, maybe they’re going to be fine after all in this series. Because during this game, when they…

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112 Rangers-Penguins matchups & predictions

Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Penguins match up: Forwards The Flyers had an edge on the Rangers in this department, even though the Rangers had more depth. With Pittsburgh, it’s more than an edge. The Penguins have a ton more skill, and depth, and their forwards are…

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516 Game 7: Rangers-Flyers in review

In case you missed it overnight, click here for the entire second-round playoff schedule. Click here for my column on the Rangers winning the series the hard way, smoking in the dynamite shed, as usual. I will post the links to Josh Thomson, 26’s game story and my notebook from…

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601 Game 6: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, the best part for you guys and for the Rangers is that they don’t lead the series. Because since 2009, while they’ve been lousy when leading a series — a record 12 straight losses with the series lead — they’ve been pretty darn good when tied or…

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184 Game 5: Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my column on the Rangers’ pre-series advantages all proving out to be advantages in Game 5. And click here for Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the game. Finally, click here here for my notebook, which touches on J.T. Miller’s playoff debut, and all the stats about how…

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162 Game 2: Rangers-Flyers in review

Editor’s note: Sorry for the lack of photos. Wordpress has really been acting up, and it eats up paragraphs when I put in photos … so I had to remove them all. — Carp. Thoughts: 1) Apologies because, once again, as always this time of year, I cannot understand some…

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781 Game 2: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Easter! In the words of the Amazing Kreskin, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest NBC’s armpits for scheduling a noon game on such a holy day. Cretins. So the other night, after Game 1, around 1 a.m., I’m leaving MSG and look…

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201 Game 1: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) I wrote a whole column about the power play (click here to see it) and the type of weapon and deterrent it can be. You know, we always hear about teams that win Stanley Cups without a good power play — Boston most recently. But how many teams…

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863 Game 1: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Flyers at Rangers. The Empire State Building is lit up in orange and black for Mr. Snider. Ya boys open the playoffs against Philly as the rivals play, as you know, for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference finals. While the Rangers lost 21 of…

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345 Rangers-Flyers matchups: position by position

Here are my first-round position-by-position matchups: FORWARDS: Let’s face it. Up front, the Flyers are going to be able to thump the Rangers, who don’t possess the physical element the Flyers, or most teams, have. The Rangers rely on speed and pressure. And, if the Rangers’ top guys don’t play…

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41 Rangers “best” forwards must be at their best vs. Flyers

Here’s the unedited version of a column I wrote for The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault held his forefinger and his thumb less than inch apart when he was talking Tuesday about the difference between the Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers coach,…

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185 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy anniversary! It’s now officially 74 years with one Stanley Cup since the Rangers won it on April 13, 1940. 2) So it’s Rangers-Flyers like the good old days. So light up the Empire State Building in orange and black in honor of Mr. Snider. Sure has been…

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