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NY Rangers overcome slow start, beat Carolina Hurricanes

The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 to sweep the season series for this season (oops, they have one game left, sorry). The Rangers didn’t come out strong in the first half of the game, getting utterly dominated by the Canes in the early going. Luckily the Rangers were able to capitalize on an Andrej Sekera turnover to…

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Game 47: Going for the series sweep against Carolina

After three straight poor games and back-to-back losses, the New York Rangers take on the Carolina Hurricanes in an attempt to get back on track. The Canes are a bottom feeder this year, sitting in last place in the Metropolitan Division. That doesn’t mean the team lacks skill though, they aren’t the Sabres. The Canes have a loaded group of…

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How Stepan fares over the next four games could be telling
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New York Rangers Powerplay units need a shakeup

As the New York Rangers powerplay continues to struggle, one area that has become a glaring issue is the lack of right-handed shots, specifically those that can be used on the powerplay. Last week I looked at the 1-3-1 powerplay the Rangers use, and how Dan Boyle’s presence as the QB has kept penalty killers honest. The main purposes of the 1-3-1…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/30

Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a…

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Habs come away with win in snooze fest at The Garden

The Montreal Canadiens came away with the win last night in a game that neither team really deserved to win. These are two teams loaded with speed, but played at the speed of lineups filled with Donald Brashear clones. Both teams got quality scoring chances, and both goalies were forced to make some pretty remarkable saves, but in the end…

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Game 46: Series finale against the Montreal Canadiens

After Tuesdays discouraging loss to the Isles, the Montreal Canadiens are coming to town to take on the New York Rangers. The Habs got off to a hot start to the season, but have mostly been riding Carey Price this year. He’s been unreal, and could be up for a Vezina and Hart this season. He’s been posting a .929…

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Musings: NHL website overhaul, trade deadline looms

I hope everyone has cured their post-Isles-loss-hangover, because tonight the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens. Since it’s Thursday, and I pretty much exhausted my list of super-fantastic posts that get me yelled at, I think it’s time I do a musings. In case you missed it, NHL.com is going to be undergoing a major overhaul, specifically on…

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Miller will sit for Glass. Shocker.

Lineup notes: Miller appears to be healthy scratch

Per Steve Zipay, the Rangers are shuffling their lineup after last night’s loss to the Isles, and J.T. Miller will be a healthy scratch along with Matt Hunwick. Lee Stempniak and John Moore will be back in the lineup. Tanner Glass will still be playing because he “played physically last 3 games, element that team needs.” The lines: Rick Nash…

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Rangers manage to score, but lose to Isles again

I was all set to write the goal breakdown last night. I DVR’d the right channel (finally). But then the full day of shoveling got to me, and I passed out instead. So, here we are the next morning, and I have no time to do a proper goal breakdown. Nor did I watch the game, a game I was…

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Game 45: Second half begins against the Islanders

The second half of the season is upon us, and the New York Rangers are local tonight, playing against the Metro Division leading New York Islanders. The game is still on –presumably because the game is on NBC– despite the blizzard conditions yesterday and this morning that buried half of Long Island under two feet of snow. The Isles took…

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