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Panthers Or Penguins; Does It Matter That Much?

In this, the final week of the regular season as playoff spots begin to fill and positions jockeyed, the Rangers find themselves in the somewhat unusual position of picking their poison for their first round opponent. Where as winning would mean a seemingly tougher matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who look like the favorite to […]

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Rangers 3, Tampa Bay 2

The New York Rangers (45-26-9) defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning (45-30-5) by a score of 3-2. For a box score, click here. To be honest, I had something much, much different in store for this recap after the Rangers disastrous first period, in which they looked like they were about to get run out of MSG […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Tampa Bay; Skjei Recalled

The New York Rangers (44-26-9) take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (45-29-5) at MSG tonight starting at 7:30 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, NBCSN Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Miller Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello E.Staal-Hayes-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg Staal-Klein Yandle-Girardi Skjei-Boyle Goalie match-up:  Antti Raanta –10-6-2, 2.31 GAA, .916 SV%, 1 SO Ben Bishop – 34-21-4, 2.06 GAA, .927 SV%, 6 […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Columbus

The New York Rangers (43-26-9) head to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets (31-39-8) at Nationwide Arena tonight starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.1 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up: Kreider-Brassard-Nash Miller-Stepan-Zuccarello Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – 33-20-7, 2.48 GAA, .920 […]

Apr 2, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts after being replaced by goalie Antti Raanta (32) during the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers 3, Buffalo 4

The New York Rangers (43-26-9) fell to the Buffalo Sabres (33-35-11) by the score of 4-3. For a box score, click here. If the Rangers are legitimately trying for Florida in the first round of the playoffs, they’re doing a pretty damn good job of getting there. After tonight’s game and possibly the Carolina game […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Buffalo

The New York Rangers (43-25-9) take on the Buffalo Sabres (32-35-11) at MSG tonight starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.1 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up: Kreider-Brassard-Nash Miller-Stepan-Zuccarello Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up: Henrik Lundqvist – 33-20-7, 2.44 GAA, .921 SV%, 4 SO Chad Johnson […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Carolina

The New York Rangers (43-24-9) face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (33-28-16) at PNC Arena tonight starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.1 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Brassard-Nash Miller-Stepan-Zuccarello Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 33-19-7, 2.41 GAA, .922 SV%, 4 SO Cam Ward – 21-16-10, 2.39 GAA, .909 SV%, […]

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NYR Can Clinch Tonight; McIlrath Cleared

For the second time in four seasons, the Rangers can clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Raleigh, with a non-shootout win tonight, which would give the Rangers 5 more ROW wins over the Red Wings who have only 4 games remaining. Here’s what happened the last time the Rangers went into Carolina […]

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Buchnevich’s Season Ends In Russia; Now What?

Yesterday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Pavel Buchnevich’s SKA was swept out of the conference final by CSKA in a 1-0 3OT marathon. Buchnevich recorded 4 SOG in 24:25 TOI yesterday and finished the playoffs with a goal and two assists in 14 games. So where does Buchnevich go from here? Well, his contract with SKA […]

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FDNY-NYPD Game On Tap At MSG

In a couple weeks, the FDNY and NYPD hockey teams will get together for their annual charity game, in its 43rd season, which this year will be held at MSG. Limited tickets for the event are still available through Ticketmaster by clicking here. For the first time, merchandise can be purchased online by clicking here. The […]

Mar 27, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Eric Staal (12) celebrates with right wing Jesper Fast (19) after scoring a goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts From The Weekend

Apologies for the lack of recaps this weekend, as I had a bit of traveling to do, so let’s do a sweeping recap of the last two games. I think if you said that the Rangers would take 3 of 4 points over the weekend on Friday, which included a game in the black hole also […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Penguins

The New York Rangers (43-24-8) take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (41-25-8) at MSG tonight starting at 7:30 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN Radio: ESPN 98.1 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Brassard-Nash Miller-Stepan-Zuccarello Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 33-19-6, 2.40 GAA, .922 SV%, 4 SO Marc Andre Fleury – 33-17-6, 2.30 GAA, […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Montreal

The New York Rangers (42-24-8) travel to Montreal to take on the Canadiens (34-35-6) at the Bell Centre tonight starting at 7:00 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG2, NHLN Radio: ESPN 1050 AM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Kreider-Brassard-Nash Miller-Stepan-Zuccarello Hayes-E.Staal-Fast Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up:  Antti Raanta – 9-5-2, 2.35 GAA, .916 SV%, 1 SO Mike Condon – 18-22-6, 2.65 […]

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Rangers 5, Boston 2

The New York Rangers (42-24-9) defeated the Boston Bruins (39-27-8) last night by a score of 5-2. For a box score, click here. Lee Stempniak really has it out for the Rangers, doesn’t he? Despite another game in which the Rangers allowed an absurdly high number of shots, they played pretty well right from the […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Boston

The New York Rangers (41-24-8) take on the Boston Bruins (39-26-8) at MSG tonight starting at 8:00 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN Radio: ESPN 1050 AM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Fast Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-E.Staal-Hayes/Lindberg Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist –32-19-6, 2.41 GAA, .922 SV%, 4 SO Tuukka Rask – 28-20-7, 2.51 GAA, .918 SV%, 4 SO Game […]

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AV Keeping Rangers Twisting In The Wind

As the 15-16 Rangers season continues to take on water, the man at the helm of it all, Alain Vigneault, has absorbed a great deal of criticism. And from this blog in particular. But instead of doing hit pieces on the coach in game recaps, I thought I would lay it all out on here. This […]

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Rangers 4, Florida 2

The New York Rangers (41-24-8) defeated the Florida Panthers (40-24-9) by a score of 4-2. For a box score, click here. It wasn’t perfect, but the Rangers needed to find a way to get a win tonight and stop the bleeding from the west coast swing. They put together a nearly 60 minute effort tonight and […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Florida

The New York Rangers (40-24-8) return home to take on the Florida Panthers (40-23-8) at MSG tonight starting at 7:00 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Fast Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello Miller-E.Staal-Hayes Glass-Moore-Stalberg McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist –31-19-6, 2.42 GAA, .922 SV%, 4 SO Al Montoya – 10-5-3, 2.04 GAA, .924 SV%, […]

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