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Rangers enter All Star break on high note, beat Senators in overtime

The New York Rangers are going to enter the All Star break winners of 16 of 19, including streaks of eight in a row, five in a row, and three in a row. Last night’s come-from-behind victory over the Ottawa Senators was a classic trap game that the Rangers overcame. After taking the lead on a Kevin Hayes goal early…

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Game 44: Beating a bad Ottawa team

The New York Rangers are back at MSG tonight to face the Ottawa Senators in their last game before the All Star Break. The Sens are a team that has some solid top-end skill but little depth to support it. They also lack a competent and consistent blue line, which contributes to their 122 goals allowed thus far this season….

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Evaluating the Marc Staal contract

In case you missed it, the New York Rangers re-signed Marc Staal to a six-year, $34.2 million contract extension yesterday, ensuring the top-four defenseman remains on Broadway for most, if not all, of his professional career. Ranger fans are torn over this. Some are ecstatic that the Rangers kept one of their cornerstone defensemen, others aren’t too thrilled about another…

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Rangers dominate Penguins, regain winning ways

Just as everyone started jumping ship after a pair of losses, the New York Rangers have now won two in a row after dominating the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday in Pittsburgh. New York got it going quickly, with Rick Nash scoring less than 30 seconds into the game. That set the tone for the Rangers, who disrupted the Penguins throughout the…

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Rangers, Marc Staal make it official: Six years, $34.2 million

Following up on the report this week, the New York Rangers and defenseman Marc Staal have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension worth $34.2 million ($5.7 million per year). The deal will have a no-move for the first three years, and a limited no-trade for the last three years. Folks are comparing this to the deal for Dan…

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Game 43: Big divisional showdown in Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers are in Pittsburgh this afternoon to take on the Penguins in a big divisional showdown with playoff implications. This is another one of those four point swing games, and a win would put the Rangers within two of the Pens with one game in hand. A win would also move the Rangers ahead of the Caps with…

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Rangers finally score a few, beat Columbus to right the ship

The New York Rangers righted the ship, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 2-1. This was a game that the Rangers really didn’t deserve to win, but Henrik Lundqvist was absolutely outstanding, and stole this game for the good guys. Hank made 35 saves –most of them spectacular, when you look at the shot location chart– to…

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Game 42: Halt the skid in Columbus

The New York Rangers are in Columbus tonight to take on the Blue Jackets as they look to halt their two-game skid where they haven’t scored, at all. The Rangers are in the middle of a 121 minute scoring drought. Their last goal was Rick Nash’s empty netter in San Jose with one minute remaining in regulation. The Rangers are…

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BSB FanDuel: 1/16

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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Duclair, Buchnevich in top-15 of ESPN’s Top-50 Prospects

ESPN runs their top prospects lists a few times per year, and this time around they rectified something that was perceived as a slap in the face to Ranger fans. The rankings –written by Corey Pronman, who is one of the best prospect evaluators around, so no lazy ESPN comments please– ranked Pavel Buchnevich at #25 and left Anthony Duclair…

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