Browsing: Ryan McDonagh

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62 Nobody needs the break more than the Rangers’ Lundqvist

Merry Christmas Eve, my friends. My column from lohud.com: Henrik Lundqvist has played 76 playoff games and 12 series the last four seasons, and carried the Rangers on his shoulders early this season It’s been said dozens, maybe hundreds of times, how so many of the important Rangers have to…

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163 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 3, Mighty Ducks 2 (OT) 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. To read my story on Carl Hagelin’s return to MSG, scroll down to the…

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237 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 7, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my pre-game column on the slump. (or scroll down a couple of posts). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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12 Rangers’ slump nearing crisis status

NEW YORK – There are slumps, which come and go. Then there are developing patterns and reason for serious concern. That’s where the Rangers were as they entered Sunday’s game against first-place Washington, a team with three games in hand, a six-point lead, a four-game winning streak and an 11-1-1…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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35 Rangers at Wild tonight (8 p.m. ET) … pre-game notes

Antti Raanta will start in goal tonight, Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein will not play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 19-9-4 (42 pts) Wild: 16-7-6 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME…

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153 Rangers-Oilers in review

Rangers 4, Oilers 2. 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) The blog somehow survived the Undertaker’s first NHL goal, just a bomb of a…

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227 Oilers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 32. Oilers at Rangers. I’m going on the pre-game show on ESPN radio, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Seems the season just started, but there will only be 50 games left after tonight. The Rangers return from that awful 0-2-1 Western Canada trip, and not only face a…

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149 Rangers-Flames in review

Flames 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers better not dwell too much on the one positive – that they fought back from behind the last two nights – and it didn’t sound like they would do…

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240 Rangers at Flames … It’s Go Time!

Game 31. Rangers at Flames. I think we’re going to have a good idea about the makeup of this team tonight. Not saying they have to win, but they really have to bounce back with a good performance, in a very difficult situation — third in four nights on…

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182 Rangers-Oilers in review

Oilers 7, Rangers 5. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see the line generator Alain Vigneault used in the second period. Thoughts: 1) I’m probably not going to tell you anything you didn’t know about last night’s game. Just a complete…

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104 Rangers-Canucks in review

Canucks 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First things first. This is where it catches up to the Rangers. For so long they got away with sloppy, or uneven, or incomplete games and won. Now the worm turns. The…

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36 Rangers at Canucks tonight (10 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 10:00 p.m. ET Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC Rangers: 18-7-3 (39 pts) Canucks: 10-11-8 (28 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 29th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip against…

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140 Rangers-Senators in review

Rangers 4, Senators 1. 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) Happy Hanukkah, my friends! 2) I thought the Rangers defended right from the start…

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20 Senators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 17-7-3 (37 pts) Senators: 14-7-5 (31 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 28th game of the 2015-16 season against the Ottawa Senators at…

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148 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Avalanche 2, Rangers 1. Click here to read my early story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Once again, I want to thank Commissioner Bettman for the opportunity to see two games against every non-conference team. Wow. More please. 2)…

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