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Goal breakdown: Derick Brassard’s hat trick forces Game Seven

As always, GIFs from the game are up on www.newyorkrangersgifs.com. Any feedback to improve searchability would be greatly appreciated. Derick Brassard delivered. He doesn’t wear a letter, but the top line center for the New York Rangers delivered last night when facing elimination. Brassard notched a hat trick and two assists for the Rangers, as they forced Game Seven with…

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Conference Finals Game Six: Send it back to New York

Another day, another elimination game for the Rangers. This seems to be the status-quo recently. Henrik Lundqvist is 12-3 in elimination games, but the Bolts are probably the best overall team he’s faced in an elimination game since the Kings last year. The Bolts are without Cedric Paquette tonight, so maybe that will help. Then again, it’s been the top-six that…

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Random thoughts before the Rangers face elimination

The Rangers are in Tampa Bay tonight, looking to stave off elimination and send the series back to New York for another Game Seven. The Bolts have already said they don’t want to come back to New York because, well, what else are they supposed to say? “Why yes, we want to go back to New York instead of trying…

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Conference Finals Game Five: Take the lead at home

The Rangers got back to basics on Friday night, limiting the Bolts to one goal after allowing six in two straight losses. With the series tied at two, Game Five has become pivotal. A win for the Bolts means heading home with a chance to close it out. A win for the Rangers means all the pressure is on a…

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Conference Finals Game Four: Split in Tampa

After two straight games of giving up six goals to a potent Tampa Bay Lightning squad, the Rangers are in desperate need to even the series before heading back to New York. The Bolts won in overtime in Game 3 after the Rangers came back to tie the game twice. The game was an extreme disappointment for the Rangers, who…

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Goal breakdown: Sloppy defense leads to overtime loss for Rangers in Game Three

Boy was this a sloppy, yet exciting game. Neither team remembered how to play defense, but the Rangers were the worse culprits again. This is a team that was one of the top teams in the league in goals allowed, but has allowed a whopping 11 goals in two games. No one on the blue line had a good game,…

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Conference Finals Game Three: Rebound after embarrassment

The Lightning embarrassed the Rangers in Game Two on Monday night, taking advantage of stupid penalties and bad defense to the tune of a 6-2 demolition. Tonight is a new night, and the Rangers will look to rebound and regain the series lead. New York was probably better off getting blown out on Monday, as it forced a mental reset…

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NHL Press Release: Be on the lookout for counterfeit merchandise

This press release was sent to me by the NHL, figured it was worth sharing.   NHL WARNS RANGERS FANS TO BE WARY OF COUNTERFEITERS DURING EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL With more counterfeit merchandise during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL aims to educate fans on how to identify the real thing NEW YORK (May 18, 2015) – As New York…

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Rick Nash doesn’t “stink”

Throughout the playoffs, both this year and last, those of us with heads on our shoulders have had to deal with the constant complaining about Rick Nash. While I can accept complaining from passionate fans, who just want to see their team win and vent their frustrations on the highest paid player, I won’t accept this from lazy analysts and broadcasters….

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Goal breakdown: Tyler Johnson’s hat trick evens series for LIghtning

Tyler Johnson scored the first three Tampa Bay goals, one shorthanded, one on the powerplay, and one at even strength, to carry the Bolts to a decisive 5-2 win in Game Two. We all knew the Rangers wouldn’t make this easy on us. Of course, the Lightning are a great team, so this really shouldn’t be a shocker. What was shocking…

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