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39 Red Wings at Rangers today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello, Viktor Stalberg and Dan Girardi (undisclosed injuries) will not play in today’s regular-season finale against Detroit, but Alain Vigneault expects all three to be available for Game 1 of the playoffs. Ryan McDonagh (hand) remains out and likely will miss the beginning of the playoffs.  Marek Hrivik…

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520 Rangers at Sharks … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9354673 align=”left”] Game 72. Rangers at Sharks. The Rangers finish their three games/three and a half days California vacation at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes, a.k.a. the Shark Tank. It’s a make-or-break game for the Rangers who tossed away a 3-1 third-period lead, got a…

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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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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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200 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Rangers 1, Red Wings 0 (OT). 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) To be honest, this was going to be a pretty short,…

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

[polldaddy poll=9317844 align=”left”] Game 59. Red Wings at Rangers. The Rangers play the first of three — hard to believe, given Detroit’s now an Eastern Conference opponent — against the Red Wings over the final 24 games. The Rangers remain without Ryan McDonagh (jaw/neck) and Rick Nash (deep bone…

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26 Red Wings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DETROIT RED WINGS Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 33-19-6 (72 pts) Red Wings: 29-20-10 (68 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 59th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 21,…

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307 Canucks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9277725 align=”left”] Game 46. Canucks at Rangers. First, a heads up: I’m going on ESPN radio’s pregame show (98.7 FM) around 6:40 p.m., with Don La Greca. Give us a listen if you can. It gets late early around here. Ya boys have 37 games left, and just…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BUFFALO SABRES Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY Rangers: 34-16-6 (74 pts) Sabres: 17-37-4 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center (7:00…

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514 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) What a difference, or a slim difference, between winning and losing. Henrik Lundqvist made some huge saves on the early Pittsburgh power play, got help from a post, got Ryan Callahan to sweep one off the goal line for him, made another great save nine seconds after Brian…

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512 Rangers-Crosby, I mean, Penguins in review

This is as well as the Rangers have played in any three-game stretch this season, includng the seven-game winning streak … all against good Eastern teams. And I still don’t think they’ve nearly hit their stride, even at 10-2 in the last 12 and 7-0 in the last seven at…