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About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.

Game #7: Young kids misused again in overtime loss to Coyotes

Alexandar Georgiev allows a goal in an otherwise brilliant effort that fell short for Rangers in a 3-2 overtime defeat to Coyotes. AP Photo by Kathy Willens via Getty Images It is getting redundant. The way David Quinn runs the … Continue reading

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A cool moment between Raanta and Lundqvist

Tonight’s game is going off now between the Coyotes and Rangers at The Garden. Neither Antti Raanta nor Henrik Lundqvist are starting. It didn’t stop the former teammates from sharing a cool moment during warmups. šŸŽ¶Make new friends but keep … Continue reading

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The Quinn Combos line shuffle continues, what the lines should look like instead

It’s time to find out what Kaapo Kakko can do on the top line. Ditto for jailed former 2017 first round pick Lias Andersson. Getty Images On Tuesday night, the Arizona Coyotes visit town for the first of a three … Continue reading

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Game #6: That Losing Feeling, Lias Andersson buried again, Jimmy Fallon pays price for supporting Rangers

Henrik Lundqvist stops Jay Beagle in a 3-2 loss to the Canucks. AP Photo by Kathy Willens via Getty Images I’ll be honest. I didn’t have a good feeling about Sunday’s odd 1 PM game against the Canucks. I figured … Continue reading

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Jack Hughes scores his first NHL goal

It finally happened. Jack Hughes scored his first career NHL goal for the Devils. Fittingly, it came with his team facing older brother Quinn Hughes and the Canucks this afternoon in Newark. The top pick got it on the power … Continue reading

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Game #5 Quinn treats DeAngelo like crap, Rangers waste good effort from Lundqvist in 5-2 loss

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer waves to the home crowd before dropping the puck. The Caps defeated the Rangers 5-2. AP Photo via Getty Images courtesy Washington Capitals Make it a three-game losing streak for the Rangers. They’ve predictably come … Continue reading

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Nico Hischier gets paid

The Devils didn’t wait long to extend Nico Hischier. In the third and final season of his entry level contract, the 2017 first overall pick out of Switzerland received a big extension this afternoon. Here are the details. Breakdown of … Continue reading

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Another Look: Hall elbow on Fox

I didn’t make a big fuss out of it watching the game. Nor did I in the game review involving the Rangers and Devils. However, it’s worth taking a second look at the Taylor Hall elbow on Adam Fox. The … Continue reading

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Game #4: A Devilishly disappointing loss for Blueshirts

Mackenzie Blackwood makes one of 29 saves to lift the Devils to their first win of the season. They defeated the Rangers 5-2. AP Photo via Getty Images courtesy Devils There are going to be nights like this over the … Continue reading

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A Devilish Mess

Pressure is already mounting for John Hynes only six games into the Devils season. AP Photo by Fred Kfoury III via Getty Images When they won the lottery and selected Jack Hughes first overall last June, there was plenty of … Continue reading

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