Browsing: Ryan McDonagh

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222 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Again, I want to thank the commissioner, the board of governors, Mr. Snider, Mr. Jacobs, and anybody else who forces every team to play two games against all non-conference opponents. So much passion in these games. So physical. So exciting. And those time-zone changes, wowee. Those only add…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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3 Rangers 5, Canucks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Canucks 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won each of their last two games, four of their last six games (4-2-0), and six of their last nine games (6-3-0). New York has also earned at least one…

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179 Rangers hit the road still searching for answers

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Saturday would be a good time for the Rangers to start getting it together. Why? Well, because there’s no time like the present? Or because sooner is better than later? Truth is, as the Rangers play four in a row on the…

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271 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) That could have been a disaster. I understand there were some bounces. The tying goal especially. The puck hopped on Marc Staal, just as the earlier puck hopped on Brian Dumoulin on the Rick Nash goal. And Steve Downie’s shot…

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100 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 22 games (11-7-4 record over the span), including 12 of their last 15 home games (9-3-3 over…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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483 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 25. Rangers at Red Wings. The bad news: You are, apparently on this blog, what your last game says you are, and the Rangers’ last game was that 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay, their third straight loss to the Lightning. The good news: A) They are 5-0-2 in…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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17 Lightning 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-4 (5:17) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in four consecutive games (4-for-17; 23.5%), seven of the last eight…

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234 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on yesterday’s game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from the game. Thoughts: 1) I’m gonna go ahead and say this was the Rangers worst game of the last five, of which they’ve won four, of which three of the wins…

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117 Rangers 5, Flyers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Flyers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won 10 consecutive regular season home games against the Flyers, dating back to March 6, 2011. Prior to their current streak, the last time the Blueshirts won at…

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145 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from Saturday’s 3-0 Rangers win in Philadelphia. Thoughts: 1) This is a really good team you’re watching here, folks. A really good team that has played a bunch of bad games. Just trying to figure it out. That was the first time Alain…

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152 Rangers 3, Flyers 0 … post-game notes & quotes (UPDATED)

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; Quotes courtesy of the Flyers: Rangers 3, Flyers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have registered a shutout in three of their last four games, dating back to a 2-0 victory against the Flyers on November 19, 2014 at MSG.…

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583 Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 22. Rangers at Flyers. Hope you’ve rid yourselves of all the tryptophan in time for this afternoon’s game at another Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes (an NBC game). Light up the Empire State Building. It’s Black and Orange Friday. And ya boys get to do it…

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38 Rangers at Flyers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Friday, Nov. 28 1:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 9-8-4 (22 pts) Flyers: 8-10-3 (19 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers begin their third back-to-back set of the 2014-15 season with the first game of…

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