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Thoughts from last night’s shootout loss

I was at the game last night, thus there will be no goal breakdown for the game. But I am able to do a brain dump of my thoughts from the game, so that’s something. Generally you’re ok with a point in a game against a playoff team, but last night’s game felt different. The Rangers really shouldn’t have struggled…

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Rangers outlast Avalanche to make it two in a row

The New York Rangers followed up that debacle –albeit a two point debacle—in Toronto with a strong showing in Colorado last night, defeating the Avalanche by a score of 6-3. Kevin Hayes stole the show with a highlight reel goal and a snazzy assist, but it was an overall strong team effort that resulted in the win. Cam Talbot was…

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Rangers make us sweat, hold off Leafs

The New York Rangers sure did make us nervous last night. They blew two separate two goal leads against a pretty bad Toronto Maple Leafs team that has Phil Kessel playing on the fourth line. But they got a late goal from Mats Zuccarello and barely held on –the Leafs hit a crossbar late– for the 5-4 win and two…

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New York Rangers steal a point, fall in overtime to Dallas Stars

The New York Rangers came into yesterday’s matchup against the Dallas Stars a bit fatigued, having played in Nashville the day before. They came out flat in this game, playing down to an inferior –albeit very skilled– Stars team. The Rangers were able to steal a point with a late third period goal by Chris Kreider, but Ales Hemsky ended…

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Rangers hang with Predators, but fall late in the third

In the first game of a month long string without Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers hung with the Nashville Predators all game long. In the end, they fell 3-2 after a late goal by Mike Ribiero. The Preds had most of the control through the first period, outchancing the Rangers both in quantity and in quality. Cam Talbot –and…

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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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