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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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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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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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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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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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Game 41: Here come the Bruins

The Boston Bruins had a terrible start to the season, and many thought that their time among the Eastern Conference elite had run its course. Tuukka Rask was human, the defense was in shambles, and they couldn’t score. My how things have changed. The Bruins are now fourth in the Atlantic, having gone 6-1-3 in their last ten, including four…

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Game 40: A classic rivalry renewed against the Islanders

When was the last time the Rangers and Islanders played a meaningful regular season game this late in the seaseon? I honestly can’t remember. The Islanders had been a laughing stock franchise due to Mike Milbury, and before the 2004 lockout the Rangers were a laughing stock. The rivalry was in name only. That is no more. The Isles are atop…

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Game 39: A trap game in San Jose

The New York Rangers are winners of four in a row and 12 of their last thirteen. They won their last two against Anaheim and Los Angeles, and finish up this west coast swing in San Jose. The Sharks are a good team that should make the playoffs, but they’ve been struggling a bit of late (5-4-1 in their last…

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Game 37: Tough stretch starts in Anaheim

The New York Rangers are 2-0 in 2015 and winners of 10 of their last 11 games. All that will be tested tonight and throughout the month of January, as the cupcake part of the schedule has ended and the Rangers are taking on some of the best teams in the league. Tonight they face the NHL’s best team in…

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Game 36: Start a new streak against Buffalo

The New York Rangers had their eight game winning streak snapped in Dallas last week, but rebounded nicely in Sunrise against the Panthers. Tonight they face the woeful Buffalo Sabres, at home, on the tail-end of back-to-backs. That’s a pretty sweet scenario for the Rangers. So naturally, tonight is a trap game. The Sabres don’t possess many offensive weapons, they…

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