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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS WIN BACK-AND-FORTH BATTLE AS NASH NETS TWO MORE; DOWN BUFFALO 4-3

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“Somebody get that man a cold beer and make it quick!” For the second time in as many games Rick Nash resembled the power forward the Rangers thought they were acquiring when they traded for him back in 2012. Too frequently Nash has failed to be the dominate version of himself that existed in Columbus. However, if you ask the …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS HOST SABRES IN WINTER CLASSIC REMATCH; LOOK TO GET ON A ROLL BEFORE ROAD TRIP

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Watch out Rangers, the Sabres are coming. Even though the Sabres are last in the Eastern Conference, they’re coming off an impressive 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets and are extra motivated to beat the Blueshirts. On New Year’s Day, the Sabres took the Rangers to the limit before J.T. Miller won the NHL’s annual winter spectacle in overtime; giving …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: DETERMINED BLUESHIRTS GROUND FLYERS; TROUNCE PHILLY 5-1

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Well that was unexpected. After three straight losses in which the Rangers looked slow and inept the Blueshirts finally took a stand; beating the Flyers 5-1. In the Battle between the Empire City and City of Brotherly Love it was the Broad Street Bullies that drew first blood. Jordan Weal redirected a shot from “NHL Bad Boy” Radko Gudas past …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: REELING BLUESHIRTS RETURN HOME; TAKE ON SURGING FLYERS

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Following his team’s loss to the Islanders, Head Coach Alain Vigneault said: “I think in the past a lot of players have proven they’ve been able to do it. But I’m more in it for what you are doing for me right now.” Who knew that one statement would be so prophetic? Early Monday afternoon the Rangers sent Boo Nieves …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: STUMBLING BLUESHIRTS SEEK REDEMPTION; VISIT PENGUINS IN SECOND HALF OF BACK-TO-BACK SET

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After being thoroughly dismantled by the Islanders, the Blueshirts need to get back on the winning track by any means possible. Following the 7-2 blowout loss to their hated rivals, Ryan McDonagh went on record saying: “I think the main thing is we want a group in here that’s willing to do whatever it takes to win. Right now, we …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS RETURN FROM BYE-WEEK; HOST BLOOD RIVAL ISLANDERS

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“Let’s get ready to rumble” — Michael Buffer. “In the white corner, having played 45 seasons in the National Hockey League — sporting a record of 1559-1501-347-136, with four Stanley Cup championships — the NY Islanders!” “And in the blue corner, having played 91 seasons in the National Hockey League — amassing a record of 2775-2605-808-124, with four Stanley Cup …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: LUCKLESS BLUESHIRTS FALL TO VEGAS 2-1; HEAD INTO BYE-WEEK SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS

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Luck can only take you so far; that’s why gambling is so unpredictable. And much like a gambler in a rut the Rangers learned that your fortunes can turn on the drop of a hat. The Blueshirts 2-1 loss can be attributed to the following factors: injuries, flagging offense, inconsistent effort and defensive miscues. The Rangers are missing their top-line …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS MAKE FRANCHISE’S FIRST TRIP TO SIN CITY; HOPING FOR LADY LUCK TO BE ON THEIR SIDE AGAINST GOLDEN KNIGHTS

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“Let’s Play Two!” While the old-time Baseball saying isn’t completely spot on, you get the idea. Just 24 hours after the Rangers eked out a win over the worst-in-the-NHL Coyotes, they will take on the best-in-the-West Golden Knights. Quite the contrast right? And if the Blueshirts’ performance against Arizona is any indication, the visitors could be in for Trouble with …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS LUCK OUT IN DESERT; BEAT COYOTES 2-1 IN SHOOTOUT

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“Whew!” Glad that’s over! The Rangers played arguably their worst game of the season; playing down to the level of the 10-win Coyotes. But they managed to secure two points — winning 2-1 in a shootout — and ultimately that’s what matters. The Blueshirts had no business winning this game and were dominated by the Coyotes from opening faceoff to …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: LISTLESS BLUESHIRTS FALL TO CHICAGO 5-2

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A hangover following a night out is normal, but lasting over two days isn’t. Following the Rangers’ 5-2 loss to Chicago Henrik Lundqvist said, “there should not be a hangover from the Winter Classic, at all.” But it couldn’t be clearer that this team was still punch drunk from its’ euphoric victory over Buffalo at Citi Field. And Head Coach Alain …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS SEEK TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM IN ORIGINAL SIX MATCHUP WITH BLACKHAWKS

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Now that the Winter Classic is over the Rangers can get back to business; the business of winning hockey games. Yes the Winter Classic counts towards the standings. And yes the Blueshirts won the game; thereby securing two points. But even Head Coach Alain Vigneault admitted that it became a distraction at times. With all the extra off-ice responsibilities thrown …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS REMAIN PERFECT OUTDOORS; BEAT BUFFALO IN WINTER CLASSIC OT THRILLER 3-2

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Welcome to 2018! A brutally cold New Year’s Day in New York City — temperature at puck drop was a frigid 20.5 degrees Fahrenheit — didn’t stop fans from packing Citi Field to full capacity. While Buffalo technically received the home team designation, it was a pro-Rangers crowd and the pregame pomp-and-circumstance showcased the love the city has for its’ …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: RANGERS SET TO BATTLE SABRES IN 2018 NHL WINTER CLASSIC

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The light at the end of the tunnel is finally visible. The momentum train started a year ago and steadily built up steam until the “Road to the Winter Classic” reached its’ fever pitch. On December 2, 2017, the Blueshirts held a practice at Lasker Rink in Central Park for the first time in franchise history. A couple thousand fans …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS FALL TO RED WINGS IN SHOOTOUT; LOSE 3-2 TO CLOSE OUT 2017

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Uh…? There’s no good way to describe tonight’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings. The Blueshirts controlled play for the second half of the first period and their hard work paid dividends when Jimmy Vesey made a great play behind Detroit’s net. Vesey passed the puck to a streaking David Desharnais, who promptly deposited the disc past Jimmy Howard …