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Home, not so sweet home-Rangers drop 3 in a row at the Garden

November 22, 2009

Rangers are 4-9-1 in their last 14 games

The Rangers entered last nights game against the Florida Panthers with a 4-8-1 record in their last 13 games.  With Florida playing 3 games in 4 nights, one would think that this is the perfect time to rout the ship, but the truth of the matter is that the Rangers just are not very good.

From the drop of the puck, the first 10 minutes belonged to the Panthers as the Rangers were getting out skated and outplayed from the get go.  Truthfully, they looked like a team who had a few days between games because they were a step behind the quicker and younger Panther squad.

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Lundqvist Phenomenal Against Ottawa-Rangers win in shootout

November 14, 2009

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The Rangers were able to escape numerous scoring chances on the road against the Senators and sneaked out of Ottawa with a 2-1 shootout victory.

It was a complete team effort to even push the game to a shootout as the Rangers were called for a penalty in OT.  Kotalik was called for tripping with 1:23 left  giving the Senators a 4-3 man advantage.  Ottawa forced the pressure with shot after shot, but each time Callahan and Staal showed complete disregard for their bodies, throwing themselves in front of the blazing shots from Spezza and Lee.

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Streaky Rangers fall…again

November 13, 2009

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The Rangers lost another game last night to the Atlanta Thrashers to a score of 5-3. Iyla Kovalchuk returned to action for the Atlanta Thrashers after being sidelined for 2 weeks after being hit with a puck in his foot.  He returned alright, scoring a goal and adding 2 assists carrying the Thrashers to the victory.

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Capital Punishment: Islanders Squander Chances, Lose in Shoot-Out

November 12, 2009

After an eleven-round shootout in which the Islanders had eight chances to bury the Capitals, Washington’s Chris Clark scored the decisive goal and handed the Islanders their third shootout loss of the season.  With both teams coming off season highs in goals, you had a feeling this one would entertain. Read the rest of this entry ?