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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 #59: Lundqvist carries determined Blueshirts to 2-1 victory over Hurricanes

SAVE BY LUNDQVIST!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! #NYR #LGR pic.twitter.com/IYiXixRTlU — Forever Blueshirts Gameday (@4BNYRGameday) February 20, 2019 Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Blueshirts won a game thanks to Henrik Lundqvist. For the affable 36-year old veteran, it … Continue reading

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Game #58: Zuccarello and Hayes boost value in 6-5 Rangers loss to Penguins, Deadline a Week Away

Zucc on his 2-goal effort and the #NYR comeback that fell just short vs. the Pens ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/hn6A3OHIpU — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 17, 2019 When you lose games, there are no consolation prizes. Sure. The Rangers didn’t quit … Continue reading

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Game #57: Georgiev wins his third straight decision as Rangers finally get secondary scoring in 6-2 win over Sabres

Can we call this a “shorthanded goal?” #NYR pic.twitter.com/bad1AxiC6A — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 16, 2019 A picture is worth a thousand words. Can the Rangers freeze frame the goal above that Pavel Buchnevich set up Jimmy Vesey on … Continue reading

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Chytil becomes latest victim of the Quinn Bin

When the Rangers visit the Sabres tonight in Western New York, Filip Chytil will not be in the lineup. The talented 19-year old rookie who’s played in 55 of the team’s 56 games, is a healthy scratch. For whatever reason … Continue reading

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Recognize The History: Classic Rangers teams, players and traditions need to come back

In thinking about the atmosphere at last Friday’s special celebration of the 25th Year Anniversary of the 1993-94 Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers, there’s one thing that still stands out. It’s not what you might think. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Game #56: Rangers fall to Winnipeg 4-3 despite good effort

It would be easy to point out that losing to Winnipeg was predictable. Sure it was. However, in a puzzling league where Detroit went into Nashville and swept the season series (not joking), it was possible for the Rangers to … Continue reading

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This date in Rangers History

Monday marked the 51st Anniversary since the Rangers played their final game at the Old Madison Square Garden. Here’s a classic photo of that night. On this day in 1968, the @NYRangers played their final game at the old Madison … Continue reading

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Game #55: Birthday boy Georgiev treats Rangers to 4-1 win over Maple Leafs with incredible 55 saves

It was quite a night for birthday boy Alexandar Georgiev, who turned in a career high 55 saves to lift the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs. Continue reading

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Messier Quote on Winning

I may as well since Mark Messier knows a lot about winning. The six-time Stanley Cup winner who captained the Rangers to their only Cup since 1940 had this simple, but very truthful quote about what it takes to win. … Continue reading

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A special night that truly will last a lifetime for legendary ’93-94 Stanley Cup champion Rangers

If you were fortunate enough to be at the old building between 33rd and Seventh above Penn Station on what shall forever be a special night, then you witnessed a big part of your sports livelihood at Madison Square Garden. … Continue reading

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