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267 Rangers’ coach Alain Vigneault: ‘I’ll be back’

We interrupt our player analysis series for some sort-of breaking news. In an interview with La Presse’s Richard Labbe, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said, in French, that upon speaking with the Rangers’ front office, “first thing they said is they wanted me back next year.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY…

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118 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Rangers 5, Canadiens 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I was wrong. I thought this was going to be one of those banana-peel games we’ve seen this season from this team, one where it played down to the opponent’s level,…

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144 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Rangers 4, Maple Leaves 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Welcome to the National Hockey League, where you can play a terrific game (for the most part) and lose one night, and play an awful game (for the most part)…

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191 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Blackhawks 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) Once again, I don’t get all the cliff-diving “this team stinks … it…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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

Based on Friday’s practice, Dan Girardi is expected to return from a lacerated hand, and Oscar Lindberg goes back in after being scratched the last two games. Dylan McIlrath and Jayson Megna are expected to be scratched. Henrik Lundqvist starts his 11th in a row in goal. Antti Raanta gets…

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330 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 29. Rangers at Canucks. The Rangers begin a three-games/four-nights Western Canada swing — the highlight is Friday in Edmonton (Glen Sather honored, Alain Vigneault’s 1,000th game, Henrik Lundqvist vs. Cam Talbot, most likely). The return to Vancouver is old hat (chapeau vieux?) to Vigneault. But it’s a big…

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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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6 Rangers at Senators today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Only one change to the lineup planned today. Dominic Moore goes back in for Emerson Etem. Moore will play his 700th game, and Derick Brassard his 500th. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Saturday, Nov.…

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49 Rangers’ Etem takes a positive stride

GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ coaching staff, in training camp and the preseason, noticed some things about new winger Emerson Etem’s attempts to fit in. That finally appears to be happening. “It’s also, as coaches, getting comfortable with him, and he’s also getting comfortable with his teammates and how we play…

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21 Flames at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, Antti Raanta starts in goal tonight. Viktor Stalberg (head) is expected to be out, and replaced in the lineup by Emerson Etem. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 5-2-2…

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27 Rangers at Flyers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 5-2-1 (11 pts) Flyers: 3-2-1 (7 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their ninth game of the 2015-16 season and begin their third back-to-back…

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74 Coyotes at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ARIZONA COYOTES Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 4-2-1 (9 pts) Coyotes: 3-2-1 (7 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their eighth game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game homestand against…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-0-0 (6 pts) Jets: 2-1-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their fourth game of the 2015-16 season against the Winnipeg Jets at…

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