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295 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read my story from the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Montreal. Click here for lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) It all starts with their defensive commitment for the Rangers. If they defend, if they manage the puck, then their speed shows up. If they…

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385 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 20. Canadiens at Rangers. Are we here already? Virtually a quarter of the way into the season? The Montreal Canadiens make their first visit since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, when they shook hands and the Rangers punched their ticket to the Cup Final last May.…

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336 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story (with some very good quotes) from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was the worst. There’s no sugar-coating it. I’d say 15 or 16 of the Rangers’ skaters in last night’s game were going three-quarters speed, or as I like to call it, scrimmage speed.…

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610 Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 18. Lightning at Rangers. The return of the Three Former Amigos. Ex-captain Ryan Callahan, and Stanley Cup finalists Brian Boyle and Anton  Stralman (who each played nine playoff series over the last three years) make their Garden returns. Ex-Lightning captain Martin St. Louis plays his first game against…

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212 Lightning at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Monday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 12-4-2 (26 pts) Rangers: 7-6-4 (18 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET…

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375 Avalanche at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 16. Avalanche at Rangers. First this: We will do our weekly Live Chat Friday at noon. Be there. Or else. Ya boys come off that startling 5-0 win over Pittsburgh, and the Avs come off that embarrassing 6-0 loss to the Islanders. So, you know, this is going…

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156 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story on the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday. Thoughts: 1) I predicted a blowout. 2) Whatever it is, the Rangers sure as heck distract the living hell out of the Penguins. Part of that is the goalkeeper, for sure. But the Rangers become a…

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

Game 12. Red Wings at Rangers. It’s still tough for me getting used to the idea that these are conference games now. The Rangers are 4-1-2 after their back-to-back home shootout losses (to Winnipeg and St. Louis). They have won only three of seven at home (3-2-2). Mats Zuccarello…

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185 Red Wings at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DETROIT RED WINGS Wednesday, Nov. 5, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Red Wings: 6-3-3 (15 pts) Rangers: 5-4-2 (12 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison…

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694 Blues at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 11. Blues at Black and Blues. As if the Rangers needed another injury … Mats Zuccarello, who was clipped twice in Saturday’s shootout loss to Winnipeg and was limping around the practice facility yesterday, is questionable for tonight’s game. He will be a game-time decision … if he…

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116 Rangers-Jets in review

Click here for my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Click here for a photo gallery on the game. Thoughts: 1) Holy Shishkebob. Ryan McDonagh hurt the same shoulder that sidelined him for the end of the regular season last year. Now what? They were already playing the seventh…

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150 Rangers-Wild in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Let’s be honest here. The Rangers got way more than they deserved again. I thought the same thing with the Carolina game. Thought the same thing with the Newark game. That’s three of their five wins, in my book. Now,…

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10 Rangers 5, Wild 4 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Wild 4. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period to record the victory. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers’ victory tonight is just the second time in…

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