Browsing: Ryan McDonagh

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4 Amid Rangers’ flaws, the penalty kill strengthens

My early story: NEW YORK – As the Rangers continue to take apart, and try to fix, parts of their game that have either failed or been inconsistent, one area had become a strength lately. The Rangers’ penalty killing units had been on a 17-for-17 run through the prior six…

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189 Rangers-Flames in review

Click here to read 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) Ten games in. Having played maybe one full game. The Rangers are 6-2-2. “I think our record’s really…

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91 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see Henrik Lundqvist’s save on Wayne Simmonds. Thoughts: 1) A lot to cover. One crazy game at Mr. Snider’s house. Where to begin? 2) So Alain Vigneault loses the first coach’s challenge in team history,…

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5 Rangers 4, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to three games (2-0-1), and they have posted two separate three-game point streaks thus far in 2015-16…

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142 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here to read 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. Click here for the complete audio from Vigneault’s presser. Click here for Antti Raanta post-game audio. Click here for Rick…

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14 Rangers 4, Sharks 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Sharks 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BACK-TO-BACK – The Rangers have posted a 12-1-1 record in the second contest of their last 14 back-to-back sets, including a 2-0-0 record in the second…

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60 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read 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) With an early afternoon game, I had a lot of time to sit down and write this, and…

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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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