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New York Rangers speed too much for Boston Bruins

The easy narrative heading into last night’s game against the Boston Bruins was that the New York Rangers are too small to play against them. The proper narrative is that when the Rangers execute properly and use their speed on the forecheck, they can make some of the best teams look sluggish, as they did with the Bruins last night….

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Special teams bail out Rangers in win over Panthers

The special teams for the New York Rangers really bailed them out, as they notched a shorthanded goal and a powerplay goal en route to a 6-3 win over the Florida Panthers. The game was dominated by the Panthers at even strength, but it was on the back of those goals that the Rangers were able to build a lead…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Rangers shutout 3-0 again, this time by Boston

The New York Rangers had their second rough game in a row, falling to the Boston Bruins 3-0. This was the second time in a row that the Rangers were blanked by this score, with the first coming three nights ago against the New York Islanders. This game wasn’t even close to be honest, and it started in the first…

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Rangers suffer jet lag in critical loss to Islanders

Fresh off a five-game win streak, including a California sweep, the New York Rangers came home to MSG to face the Metro Division leading New York Islanders. It was the first meaningful game these two have played this late in the season in a long, long time, and the Isles took full advantage of a jet lagged Rangers team. You…

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