Rangers blank Flyers to start the back-to-back series

The Rangers played the Thanksgiving Classic on a national broadcast yesterday as the first of their back-to-back afternoon home and home games against the Flyers. The national broadcast was on NBC, so we got the opportunity to listen to some fine pre- and postgame analysis from the Milbury-Jones outstanding duo. How lucky. From 1pm unti the puck dropped around 1:20,…

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Rangers blank Habs, make it six straight shutout periods

The New York Rangers followed up their strong performance and shutout of the Philadelphia Flyers with another well played shutout of the Montreal Canadiens. Unlike the game against Philly, this game was never in doubt. The defense was very solid again, with Henrik Lundqvist only needing to make 21 saves to preserve the shutout against a very hot Habs team….

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Rangers defense shows up, Talbot blanks Flyers

The New York Rangers defense played an excellent game last night, doing a good job of keeping the Philadelphia Flyers to the outside for 31 chances –all stopped by Cam Talbot– en route to a 2-0 blanking on national television. Talbot was also excellent, stopping 13 of those 31 in the third period to preserve the 2-0 lead. The effort last…

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Effort lacking as Rangers blown out by Callahan, Lightning

Ryan Callahan made his return known to the Rangers, potting two goals –including the eventual game winner– as the Tampa Bay Lightning blew out the New York Rangers 5-1. This game could have been a lot worse, as I can count at least two other opportunities where Henrik Lundqvist came up huge, including once in the second that kept the…

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Rangers invent new way to lose in classic WTF game

I was going to do a goal breakdown for this game. I actually DVR’d the right channel this time around. I didn’t get home until the beginning of the third period, so I caught that, the overtime, and the shootout. And honestly, a goal breakdown won’t do this game justice. The 25 minutes of actual hockey I watched were entertaining,…

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Rangers manage a point, lose in shootout to Colorado

The New York Rangers managed to grab a point against the Colorado Avalanche, but were downed in the shootout by a score of 4-3. New York didn’t come out particularly strong in the game, getting dominated by the Avs and trailing after the period. But then the Rangers found the same gear they had in the Pittsburgh game, and came…

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Rangers show up, blow out Penguins

The New York Rangers decided to show up last night after no-showing both games this past weekend. The result: A complete and utter dismantling of the Pittsburgh Penguins and their +28 goal differential. The Rangers were on top of the Pens from the start, tilting the ice in their favor and using their speed to disrupt any offensive flow. The…

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Rangers drop a brutal one to the Oilers

Going in to last night, there was good news and bad news. The bad news: the Rangers returned late last night with barely any time to rest up and prepare for their 6pm start. The good news: the 6pm start was against the Edmonton Oilers, known for not playing up to their talent level. Nothing like a quick victory to…

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Defense fails Rangers against Leafs

After dropping into a 3-1 hole in the first period behind some spectacularly bad defense, the Rangers fought back and took the lead with three straight goals. Then two straight Toronto goals in the third led to the Rangers first regulation loss since the Montreal game on October 25. I DVR’d MSG instead of MSG2 last night, so there’s no…

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Rangers edge past Wings in an Original Six nailbiter

The Rangers hosted the Red Wings on a slow night in hockey in what was a pretty riveting Original Six matchup. I’m still wrapping my head around what the term “rivalry” means to NBCSN, but so far I mostly think it means “the game that’ll generate the most viewership.” I also think it means an 8pm start, which means this…

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