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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: RANGERS CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF NHL; FACE BRUINS IN ORIGINAL SIX MATCHUP

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 — a date that will go down in history. Exactly 100-years ago on December 16, 1917, the very first NHL games were played. The Toronto Blue Shirts visited the Montreal Wanderers and the original Ottawa Senators hosted the Montreal Canadiens. For those wondering about the outcome; the Wanderers beat the Blue Shirts 10-9. Not your standard …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS DETHRONE KINGS; TRIUMPH OVER L.A. 4-2

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Talk about your subplots. If you like multi-layered stories then tonight’s game was for you. First off, you had the Kings and former-Rangers winger Marian Gaborik coming to town.  Congrats to Gaborik. He played in his 1,000th game; netting two points (1G, 1A) for good measure. Next were the Blueshirts. Coming off consecutive losses, they had their effort level questioned …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS FALL INTO SENATORS “TRAP”; SKID HITS TWO IN A ROW WITH 3-2 LOSS

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That’s two. For the second straight game the Rangers looked uninspired; and it cost them. Against Dallas the Blueshirts were outshot 33-10 over the first two periods before finding their legs in the waning minutes of the third period. Tonight the Rangers went shot-for-shot with the Senators, but their energy and urgency were missing from the opening face-off through the …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: RANGERS SEEKING REBOUND; AIM TO MAKE STATEMENT VS. SENATORS

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“Can the real NY Rangers please stand up?” This team started poorly with a 3-7-2 mark after 12 games. But a 13-4-1 record since then had seemingly righted everything in RangersTown. Then came the game against the Dallas Stars. The Blueshirts slept walked through the game and were fortunate to gain the point they did. The question now is, was …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS SLEEPWALK THROUGH GAME; FALL TO STARS 2-1 IN SHOOTOUT

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Embarrassing. That was the theme in the Rangers’ dressing room after their 2-1 shootout loss to Dallas. Webster’s dictionary defines embarrassing as: “causing a feeling of self-conscious confusion and distress.” Mats Zuccarello put it succinctly, “I think everyone in here knows that was embarrassing for two periods. They smacked us around and we didn’t win one battle, we didn’t win …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS AIM TO CONTINUE HOT-STREAK; WELCOME STARS TO WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA

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Roll out the red carpet, the Stars are coming to town. No not “those” stars. The Dallas Stars come to MSG having lost three straight. Dallas is currently in possession of the Western Conference’s second Wild-Card spot. But many are questioning how far this team can go without some solid work by its’ goalies. Both Ben Bishop and Kari Lehtonen …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: THE “BATTLE ON THE HUDSON” BEGINS ANEW; RANGERS VS. DEVILS COMING UP

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HERE WE GO! From Stephane Matteau: “Fetisov plays across ice into the far corner. Matteau swoops in to intercept, Matteau behind the net, swings it in front…he scores! MATTEAU! MATTEAU! MATTEAU! STEPHANE MATTEAU…And the Rangers have one more hill to climb baby, but it’s Mt. Vancouver! The Rangers are headed to the Finals!” — Howe Rose To Adam Henrique: “Henrique …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS COLLAPSE LATE; FALL 4-2 IN NATION’S CAPITAL

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Where to begin? This game was really three games mixed into one. 14 seconds into the first period, Brady Skjei didn’t get in close enough on Jay Beagle and the Capitals’ center fired a shot past Henrik Lundqvist for an early 1-0 lead. From there the teams played a scoreless first period. But that’s because Lundqvist’s play was stellar. The …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: RANGERS ROLL INTO NATION’S CAPITAL SEEKING THIRD STRAIGHT WIN

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“Ladies and Gentleman! Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs!” Just kidding. It’s only December. There’s a lot of season left before the playoffs begin. You would be forgiven if you thought otherwise. Since the 2005-06 season, the Rangers and Capitals have met in the postseason five times; with the Blueshirts winning the last three encounters. Those five postseason series are …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS SURVIVE TRIP TO STEEL CITY; BEAT DEFENDING CHAMPS 4-3

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“Hi can you hear me…It’s 2012 calling to say how about that?!” Much like their epic statement-making game against the Bruins on January 21, 2012, the Rangers went into the home of the defending-champs and won a game when they had no business doing so. The parallels between both games are striking. Boston and Pittsburgh were both defending champs. And …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: SURGING RANGERS FACE BIG TEST; TAKE ON TWO-TIME CHAMP PENGUINS

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What season is it? Is this 2011-12? 2013-14? Or 2017-18? You might ask, what’s the connection between these three seasons? During the 2013-14 campaign the Blueshirts started off 3-7-0. This year they started 3-7-2. Ring a bell? The 2013-14 season saw the Rangers go all the way to the Stanley Cup Final before falling to the Los Angeles Kings in …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: ROAD TO WINTER CLASSIC BEGINS AT LASKER RINK

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“Happy New Year!” That’s what fans, players and coaches alike will be saying at midnight on December 31st. And just 12 hours later, the NHL will begin its coverage of the 10th Annual Winter Classic game. In the NHL’s official press release regarding the event, Commissioner Gary Bettman had this to say. “The Winter Classic made its debut under snowy …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS HOPE FOR SUNSHINE AS HURRICANES STORM GARDEN

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There’s a storm brewing. On November 22 these teams faced-off in Carolina, with the Blueshirts winning 6-1. A pair of three-goal periods (first and third) and a pair of two-goal games (Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast) led the visitors to victory. This time around, the game will be played in the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden. But they’re only …