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Conference Finals Game Two: Take that two game lead

The Rangers took Game One with a strong showing of puck possession and defensive play. They got a lucky bounce for the game winner, but that’s how playoff hockey works most of the time. Henrik Lundqvist was again strong, as he has been all playoffs. Ben Bishop was also extremely good, so the Rangers will need to do a better…

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New York, New York,  4/17/14 New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello #36 scores a goal during the first period in game one of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014.  (Paul J. Bereswill)

Thoughts entering Game 4

– I thought Monday was among Rick Nash’s best games of the year, and by far his best of the playoffs. Nash has been far better this postseason compared to last, but he’s still not finishing. That doesn’t make Nash a bad player, but it also means New York is going to have a tough time winning. – Braden Holtby has been…

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So long, John Amirante

Update: It’s been brought to my attention that MSG retracted this, and that Amirante will be appearing “from time to time” as a guest performer. Saturday night was the last time John Amirante sang the National Anthem to begin a New York Rangers game. It marked 35 years of Amirante singing the anthem, a history that started in 1980. Amirante…

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Mats Zuccarello has a six-game scoring streak

Musings: Trades, trades, and more trades! Hooray!

Chris is still out gallivanting around this glorious country of ours, so I’m covering his musings today. I don’t like to dawdle with long intros, so let’s get right to it. It’s the final musings before the trade deadline. There has been a lot of action the past two days, and it looks like all of the solid potential targets…

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Rangers return Oscar Lindberg to AHL

Oscar Lindberg’s stay with the Rangers was brief, subbing in for the injured Rick Nash for last night’s 1-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Lindberg was immediately returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack following the game. This is likely due to the fact that cap space is very tight, and since cap space is calculated on a daily basis, Lindberg’s…

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All Star Game open thread

Today is the NHL All Star Game, and Rick Nash will be the lone representative for the New York Rangers. Yesterday, Team Foligno beat Team Toews in the skills competition 25-19 after all six events were completed. I didn’t get a chance to watch that (or the draft, which was supposedly very cool), but it appears a good time was…

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Friday chat reminder

Happy Friday, BSB faithful!  I know it’s been a while (blame accounting), but the live chat makes its triumphant return this afternoon.  We can talk All-Star stuff, the recent run, contracts, whatever.  We will get started at noon, but make sure to stop by at 11:45am to fill the queue with questions.  See everyone in a bit!

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Game 38: Keep rolling in LA

The New York Rangers made it three in a row last night with a strong win in Anaheim against the NHL’s leading team. Tonight they look for revenge in LA, taking on the Kings team that beat them in the Stanley Cup Finals in June behind three overtime/double overtime victories. Yea, it still stings. The Kings are an interesting team…

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Happy Thanksgiving

From us here at BSB (yes, even Chris, who’s British), we want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. We are very thankful for you all to be supporting us the way you have over the past 6 years, and this place wouldn’t be what it is today without you guys. As for the loss, let’s not ruin one of…

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Tomorrow’s game in Buffalo postponed (Moved to Feb. 20)

Update (11/21): The game has been moved to Friday, February 20. Original Post (11/20): As expected, tomorrow night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, in Buffalo, has been postponed. Buffalo is getting buried under snow at the moment, and were expect 150-180 inches. No makeup date has been announced. I would like to point out that 180 inches of snow is 15 feet…

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