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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS WRAP UP SEASON WITH MATINEE IN PHILADELPHIA

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This has been one odd year. The Rangers started the season 3-7-2. They were sellers at the Trade Deadline for the first time since the 2003-04 season. The Blueshirts are missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2009-10 season. And for the first time in his career, Henrik Lundqvist will finish the season with less than 30 wins …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BARCLAYS CENTER JINX STRIKES BLUESHIRTS AGAIN; RANGERS FALL TO ISLANDERS 2-1

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In the three full seasons the Islanders have called Barclays Center home, the Rangers have yet to win a game at the Brooklyn arena. On Thursday night, the Blueshirts fell to the Islanders 2-1 in a game where they controlled the puck more often than not. Just 4:25 into the game — in the midst of a Rangers’ power-play — …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS FACE ISLANDERS FOR FINAL TIME THIS SEASON; GIVE HOCKEY MAVEN STAN FISCHLER FITTING RETIREMENT SEND OFF

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It’s not often two blood rivals go into a game privately hoping they’ll lose. After all, what’s a rivalry if both sides lose all the time? But here, the loss is strategic. The worse your record, the better chance you have of winning the draft lottery. And, as everybody knows, the prize in this year’s draft lottery is Swedish defenseman, …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS LOOK TO PLAYER SPOILER; DENY DEVILS CHANCE AT CLINCHING PLAYOFF BERTH

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One more time. For the final time this season, the Rangers and Devils will add another chapter to their blood feud. Only, this time, there is a “Freaky Friday” feel to the game. For the first time since the 2009-10 season, the Blueshirts are not participating in the playoffs. As for the Devils, it’s the first time they are appearing …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS BEGIN SEASON-ENDING ROAD TRIP; VISIT CAROLINA WITH NOTHING ON THE LINE

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It’s weird seeing the Blueshirts play out the string. After all, this hasn’t happened since the 2003-04 season. And it’s certainly an unwelcome experience for Henrik Lundqvist and Co. As for Carolina, they’ve gotten used to not making the playoffs. But you have to believe this one hurts, because they were in the race up until a couple weeks ago. …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS FALL IN HOME FINALE; LOSE TO TAMPA 7-3

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In a lost season, it’s only fitting the Rangers closed out their home slate with a loss. On Friday night, March 30, 2018, the Blueshirts hosted the Lightning in a battle of “Rangers North vs Rangers South.” And unlike the American Civil War, the South won. On the night Henrik Lundqvist was presented the annual Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS WELCOME HOME FORMER PLAYERS; HOST LIGHTNING IN MSG FINALE

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It’s finally that time. Time to say goodbye to Madison Square Garden for the next few months. For the first time since the 2009-10 season, the Blueshirts will not be participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But before the Rangers depart for their season-ending four game road trip, they have two orders of business to take care of at home. …

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BLUESHIRT BULLET POINTS: BLUESHIRTS LOSE SEESAW AFFAIR; FALL TO FLYERS 4-3

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In a battle of quick strikes, the Rangers came up just short. The Blueshirts lost to the Flyers 4-3 in Philadelphia Thursday night. But the score isn’t entirely indicative of the type of game the Rangers played. For the first several minutes of the first period, it looked like the Rangers were going to runaway with this one. The Blueshirts …