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438 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9363342 align=”left”] Game 75. Rangers at Canadiens. Anybody else who wouldn’t be surprised if the Rangers play down to the Habs’ level and lay an egg tonight? Remember when the whiny, diving Canadiens were 9-0 and 19-4-3? They beat the Rangers twice during that hot start — by…

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108 Rangers at Canadiens tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hey, sorry I haven’t been around much the last day or so. But I’m back. ICYMI yesterday, Antti Raanta starts in Montreal tonight (Henrik Lundqvist gets Pittsburgh tomorrow at MSG. Oscar Lindberg is scratched again (no idea why). Dylan McIlrath, according to Alain Vigneault, is still 5-6 days from returning.…

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316 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 5, Bruins 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) All cured? No. Much better? Absolutely. The Rangers still have to tighten it…

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137 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: The Rangers were officially eliminated in the race for the Metro and Eastern titles last night when Washington clinched both. As if … Dylan McIlrath was cleared for contact yesterday, but he is not expected to play tonight. Rick Nash didn’t skate Tuesday (maintenance day) but is expected to…

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191 Panthers at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Monday, Mar. 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 40-24-8 (88 pts) Panthers: 40-23-9 (89 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 73rd game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 21, against the…

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239 Rangers-Sharks in review

Sharks 4, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This would have been a terrible performance at any time of the season. But at this point, with now 10 games remaining, for this team, with all its experience and all…

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50 Rangers at Sharks today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at SAN JOSE SHARKS Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA Rangers: 40-23-8 (88 pts) Sharks: 39-25-6 (84 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 72nd game of the 2015-16 season and conclude…

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200 Rangers-Kings in review

Kings 4, Rangers 3 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Bad as it was, raise your hand if you would have signed for three points on this trip? You’re lying if your hand is down. 2) Yeah, I know, I…

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543 Rangers at Kings … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9351895 align=”left”] Game 71. Rangers at Kings. Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Back to the scene of the crime, only this time Alain Vigneault comes equipped with a coach’s challenge for Dwight King. The Rangers play the second of their three games in three and a half days in…

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183 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 2, Ducks 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) OK, I’m not going to be fooled by this win, as enormous as it was. Not going to be fooled by the tremendous will and effort, not going to be fooled…

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433 Rangers at Ducks … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9348286 align=”left”] Game 70. Rangers at Ducks. The Rangers begin their three games/three and a half days odyssey through California tonight against the Mighty Ducks. They are in Los Angeles tomorrow and San Jose Saturday afternoon. After this trip, the Rangers will have 10 games remaining, seven of them…

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277 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 5, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Forgive me if I’ve said this before, but this time I’m saying it…

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299 Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9344817 align=”left”] Game 69. Penguins at Rangers. The Rangers, now back in their two-step with alternating losses and wins for six games, look to avoid their first two-game losing streak since Dec. 22 against the Penguins at MSG this afternoon (an NBC game). They are 2-2-1 in their last…

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63 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Maybe an inch to the right, maybe Ryan McDonagh’s 150-footer at the empty net hits the inside of the post and goes in and today we’re talking about the…

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

[polldaddy poll=9343338 align=”left”] Game 68. Rangers at Red Wings. The Rangers visit two-time Stanley Cup champ and ex-Ranger Brad Richards today at the Arena that Never Changes Names, looking for their 40th win. They begin a back-to-back matinee set, with Pittsburgh coming to the Garden for an NBC game at (or…

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41 Rangers at Red Wings today (2 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Rick Nash (deep bone bruise) is expected to play his first game since Jan. 22, and Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) and Marc Staal (back spasms) are also expected to return today in Motown. Derick Brassard (flu) did not fly with the team Friday, but it’s possible he joins the…

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128 Rangers at Sabres tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Both Marc Staal (back spams) and Dylan McIlrath (knee), along with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) are out for tonight’s game in Buffalo. Defenseman Brady Skjei was recalled from Hartford and will play tonight. Lundqvist hopes to return by Saturday in Detroit. Rick Nash (bone bruise) continues to make…

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83 Islanders at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 38-21-6 (82 pts) Islanders: 35-20-7 (77 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 66th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 6, against…

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233 Rangers-Capitals in review

Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the Rangers cut the Capitals lead to 16 points, with 17 games left, so … Actually, the Rangers were 5.7 seconds from being 3-2 against Washington this season. Incidentally, the…

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457 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9334040 align=”left”] Game 65. Rangers at Capitals. The Big Red Machine (47-12-4) is having a remarkable season, and hasn’t had anything resembling a slump yet. The Capitals haven’t lost two in a row in regulation all season, and only twice lost two in a row in any fashion.…

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