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319 Rangers-Ducks 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 video. Thoughts: 1) This is why you guys should relax when they lose one, or when they play a semi-stinker in Raleigh,…

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17 Rangers 7, Ducks 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 7, Ducks 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – New York has earned at least one point in 19 of its last 21 games (16-2-3), including nine of its last 10 games…

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361 Ducks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 71. Ducks at Rangers. Another test for the Rangers. The Mighty Ducks are tied with Montreal for the best record in the NHL with 99 points, two ahead of the Rangers, who have a game in hand on both teams. The Rangers beat the Ducklings 4-1 in Anaheim…

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133 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First, a very personal note. Some of you long-time Rangers fans who live in the  area might remember the name Dick Yerg, who covered the Rangers for these Gannett newspapers for 19 years. He passed away…

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252 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 70. Rangers at Hurricanes. The Rangers lost a five-game winning streak vs. Chicago, 1-0, Wednesday, their first regulation loss in eight games, their second in 19 (14-2-3). They are 33-8-3 in their last 44, and haven’t lost two in a row. They haven’t lost two in a row…

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59 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 44-18-7 (95 pts) Hurricanes: 26-35-9 (61 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 70th game of the 2014-15 season and begin a back-to-back set against…

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9 Blackhawks 1, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Blackhawks 1, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        SHUTTING THE DOOR – The Rangers have allowed one goal or fewer in regulation in each of the last eight games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the…

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241 Lundqvist cleared to practice, but return date remains uncertain

Click here to read my earlier column: ‘Rangers, Talbot hit jackpot with recent run.’ My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Rangers coach Alain Vigneault looked out at an unusually large number of reporters and cameras after practice Tuesday and cracked, “You thought Hank was gonna be here.”…

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257 Rangers-Panthers 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 video. Thoughts: 1) I know this is speculative and hypothetical, but any other Rangers team — including 2012 and 1994 — probably…

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154 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for the post-game notes and audio from last night. Thoughts: 1) Full marks to the kid in goal, 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski who, but for a fluke goal 14 seconds into his NHL debut, would have two…

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427 Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Remember that loss in Detroit Dec. 6, after the Rangers got their butts kicked by Tampa Bay the game before? When everybody was crying about how bad this team is? Well, since then they have played…

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550 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 66. Rangers at Capitals. It is certainly a possibility — but what isn’t? — that the Rangers and Capitals could be a first-round playoff matchup for the fourth time in five seasons and the fifth time in the Rangers’ last six playoff appearances. There’s a lot to be…

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167 Rangers-Islanders 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 video. Thoughts: 1) We’re really seeing something pretty remarkable here. A team that very often doesn’t play 60, sometimes doesn’t even play…

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62 Rangers 2, Islanders 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Islanders 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers have earned at least one point in 14 of their last 15 contests (11-1-3), and have won 11 of their last 14 contests…

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56 Rangers at Islanders tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY Rangers: 40-17-7 (87 pts) Islanders: 43-21-4 (90 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their season-high five-game road trip  with a Metropolitan Division matchup against the…

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153 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the Game Summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I sometimes feel like I’m running out of things to say about this team. The Rangers win when they don’t play particularly well, do it quite often actually. Then when they need to play a near-perfect…

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11 Rangers 1, Blackhawks 0 (OT) … post-game notes & audio

Post-game audio courtesy of the Blackhawks: Click here for Alain Vigneault. Click here for Marc Staal. Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 1, Blackhawks 0 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        40/40 CLUB – The Rangers earned their 40th win of the…

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74 Rangers at Blackhawks tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hope you remembered to move your clocks ahead. Click here for Saturday afternoon’s blog post, which included a story on the Rangers visiting Brad Richards and the Blackhawks, and quotes from practice; plus a story about Henrik Lundqvist. Pre-game notes courtesy of NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Sunday,…

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