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295 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

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 told you it wouldn’t be easy, and it wasn’t. This series won’t be easy, either, even if it ends up 4-0. It won’t. But it was…

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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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279 Rangers-Coyotes 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 confernce video. Thoughts: 1) So what would you rather watch, a buttoned-down, structured struggle like Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Calgary or last night’s…

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449 Coyotes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 60. Coyotes at Rangers. Something’s fishy. The Rangers are on MSG+ again tonight, while a St. Francis-LIU/Brooklyn basketball game gets MSG. The Rangers finish their three-game homestand and play their next-to-last game before the trade deadline tonight. They are in Philly for an NBC prime-time 8 p.m. game…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ARIZONA COYOTES Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Coyotes: 20-34-7 (47 pts) Rangers: 37-16-6 (80 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 60th game of the 2014-15 season and conclude their three-game…

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215 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

(Name that Coyote, above) Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ARIZONA COYOTES Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ Rangers: 32-16-5 (69 pts) Coyotes: 20-29-7 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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394 Rangers-Oilers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game, via Getty Images. Thoughts: 1) This weekend was right out of the John Muckler era. 2) Speaking of Muck, I wonder what it would be like around here if Alain Vigneault…

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194 Rangers-Blues in review

Click here for my story on last night’s Rangers-Blues game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery of last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I’m not going to get into whether the shootout is a stupid, stupid way to decide a hockey game — especially a really good hockey…

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477 Could the Rangers be down a couple of assistant coaches?

Tonight would have been Game 7 … just sayin’. We all know that Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson is seen as a favorite — but not a done deal — to become the Carolina Hurricanes head coach under his former Hartford/Pittsburgh teammate and close friend, new Canes GM Ron Francis.…

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438 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) Going to state the obvious here, but the Ryan McDonagh injury at the end of the game knocks all the luster off what was a pretty solid win on a big (in terms of the playoff race) night. Not going to speculate, but it’s probably not the stinger…

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631 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Thoughts: 1) Best win of the season for the Rangers, who are now two over NHL-.500 for the first time this season? Maybe for several reasons, one of them being that it came against the defending Stanley Cup champs who were 15-2-6 at home this season. But for many other…

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651 It’s Go Time! … Penguins at Rangers

Game 35. Penguins at Rangers. Ya boys come in on a one-game winning streak, albeit a win in one of those gimmicky things they sometimes hold after the hockey portion of the evening is over. They are 1-3-1 on the nine-game homestand so far. Dylan McIlrath comes out of…

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291 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video is up above. For boxscore, click here. Thoughts: 1) OK, I know I sometimes get annoyed when you guys complain about the officials. But last night, if you didn’t complain about the officials I would suggest getting your pulse checked. I don’t believe that…

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74 Guest blogger: UKRanger

How does an Englishman end up a Ranger fan? By UKRanger It all started around Christmas 1983 for me (around the time of the Maloneys, Greschner, Larouche, and Sandstrom and a first-round exit to the Flyers) not as a Ranger fan, but that was when my interest in American sports…