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Another Year, Another Eulogy

We are gathered here today to say farewell to the 2015-16 New York Rangers, a flawed group with high expectations following two somewhat successful seasons that fell just short in the end. This group couldn’t hold a candle to the two teams that came before them as the 2014 and 2015 teams went out with […]

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Video: Dan Boyle/Larry Brooks Full Exchange

Your browser does not support iframes. This makes me long for Torts pressers and those exchanges with the media. The good ol’ days…. I’m not even going to begin to speculate exactly what set Boyle off, but there were apparently

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Raising The Bar

By Mike Lazzaro “I need to be better, simple as that. I don’t need to say more than that. It’s disappointing, there’s no question.” – Henrik Lundqvist The words of a man utterly defeated by the ineffectiveness of his teammates to do the job they are paid millions to do. Many of them overpaid (Nash), […]

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Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 6

The New York Rangers season ended today with another blowout 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. For a box score, click here. What started off back in September, another season rife with expectations of June hockey, crashed miserably to earth this afternoon in Pittsburgh.  The Rangers this season, to me, resembled a car with 250K […]

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Game 5 ECQF: Rangers @ Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers look to stave off elimination when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, today at the Consol Energy Center starting at 3 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: NBC Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-Brassard-Nash Lindberg-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Skjei Staal-Klein Yandle-Boyle Goalie match-up:  […]

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Rangers 0, Pittsburgh 5

The New York Rangers were sent to the brink of elimination tonight behind a 5-0 shutout at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. For a box score, click here. I asked my twitter followers to send me their “recaps” in a tweet tonight. Because this is what that game deserved…

Game 4 ECQF: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, tonight at MSG starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, CNBC Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-Brassard-Nash Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Skjei Staal-Klein Yandle-Boyle Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 1-1, 2.16 GAA, .931 SV%, 0 SO Matt […]

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Four Thoughts: 4/21

1. With the amount of offside and goalie interference challenges, it really makes you wonder how many of these calls in the past have gone missed. I can’t say I blame the NHL and other pro sports leagues for expanding instant replay in order to maintain integrity, but in the NHL’s case, there needs to […]

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Rangers 1, Pittsburgh 3

The New York Rangers fell tonight to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 3-1. The Penguins lead the series 2-1. For a box score, click here. Disappointing result tonight. The amount of really good things they did tonight was completely offset by just a couple mistakes. The Penguins made them pay. That’s how these […]

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Game 3 ECQF: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, today at MSG starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, USA  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-Brassard-Nash Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg Staal-Klein Yandle-McIlrath Skjei-Boyle Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 1-0, 2.25 GAA, .929 SV%, 0 SO […]

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Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 2

The New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins today by the score of 4-2. For a box score, click here. See what happens when you play your best 19 skaters? It’s almost as if good things are supposed to happen. I hope the Ranger trainers have the ice bags ready because they’re gonna need them […]

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Game 2 ECQF: Rangers @ Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, today at Consol Energy Center starting at 3 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: NBC  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-Brassard-Nash Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg Staal-Klein Yandle-McIlrath Skjei-Boyle Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist (game time decision) – 0-0, […]

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Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 5

The New York Rangers dropped Game 1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 5-2. For a box score, click here. Maybe, just maybe I should have pumped the brakes on my Marc Staal praise. Because a wayward stick into the facemask of Lundqvist, may have actually cost whatever chance the Rangers may have […]

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Game 1 ECQF: Rangers @ Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, tonight at Consol Energy Center starting at 8pm.  For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, USA  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Stepan-Nash Miller-Brassard-Lindberg Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg Yandle-Klein Staal-Girardi Skjei-Boyle Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 0-0, 0.00 GAA, .000 SV%, […]

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Rangers-Penguins Series Breakdown

Well, this is it. The beginning of the postseason begins tonight in Pittsburgh with the Rangers hopes and dreams at their first Cup in 22 years hanging in the balance once again. For the first time in a couple seasons, this team is going into the playoffs as a clear underdog, but that doesn’t necessarily […]

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