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About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included two stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil games. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has scored Berkeley Carroll basketball games since 2006 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. From players, coaches to administrators, it's a first class program. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree.

Game #7: Rangers tripped up by Capitals 4-3 in overtime

The record is now 2-4-1. Through seven games of the David Quinn era, the Rangers have already made some strides in the first year of a rebuild. Despite coming up short in a tough 4-3 overtime loss to the defending … Continue reading

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Game #7 Rangers at Capitals 7 EST NBCSN

Tonight, the Rangers take on the Capitals in the nation’s capital. It’ll be their first look against the defending champs. It’s the second game of a back-to-back. How will this team respond to a big challenge from a very good … Continue reading

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Game #6: Rangers respond with a good 3-2 shootout win over the Avalanche

🚨 on the power play🚨 on a one-timer🚨🚨 in the shootout👀 them all ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/hNlrKLdCmz — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 17, 2018 David Quinn wanted to see more tenacity and grit from his team. He sure got it from … Continue reading

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Avalanche at Rangers: Buchnevich a healthy scratch

The Rangers look to shake off a tough one goal defeat over the weekend when they host the Avalanche tonight at 7 PM. It promise to be another tough test. After doing a solid job against Connor McDavid even though … Continue reading

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Game 5 Review: Thoughts on tough 2-1 Rangers loss to Oilers/refs, talent lacking

I know it’s a bit late. However, Saturday’s 2-1 Rangers loss to the Oilers and the refs really ticked me off. Let me preface this by saying that I rarely get on the officiating for any of my teams when … Continue reading

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Rangers host McDavid Oilers at 1 PM

This afternoon, the Rangers look to make it two in a row when they host the Oilers at The Garden. The game is one of those early 1 PM starts on a busy Saturday that includes a couple of other … Continue reading

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A Review of a memorable Game 4: Smith and Skjei play unlikely heroes in thrilling Rangers 3-2 overtime win over Sharks

Tonight's game marked the first time in franchise history that #NYR⁠ ⁠ defensemen registered the game-tying goal with less than three minutes remaining in regulation and the game-winning goal in OT. (Per @PR_NHL) pic.twitter.com/x2mUzDzq42 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October … Continue reading

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Rangers host Sharks: Neal Pionk will sit tonight for Fredrik Claesson

In Game 4 of the new season, rookie coach David Quinn continues to juggle the lineup. With the Rangers still looking for a win, he made clear that veteran Kevin Shattenkirk will be a healthy scratch tonight versus San Jose. … Continue reading

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In scratching Shattenkirk for Thursday, Quinn is sending a message to Rangers

In a move that should come as no surprise, it appears that new coach David Quinn will make veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk a healthy scratch for Thursday’s home game against the Sharks. In an ugly 8-5 loss at Carolina on … Continue reading

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A Review of Game 3: Rangers swept under by Hurricanes in wild storm

There are going to be days like this. It’s part of the process under a new coach still trying to establish himself. When I predicted that the Rangers would be more exciting to watch, this was a bit what I … Continue reading

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