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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: That losing feeling, Crosby burns Rangers, McDonagh awful in 5-4 OT loss

1 goal and 3 assists on the night. …And 11 career OT goals. The same number as Mario Lemieux. Not to shabby, @malkin71_. pic.twitter.com/6lBd3UKCcx — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 18, 2017 Losing is contagious. Similar to winning, it can drive … Continue reading

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Vigneault desperate for answers mixes lines again

At the morning practice, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault once again mixed his lines as if they were out of a hat. Only six games in, his team has struggled to find chemistry scoring just 13 goals while losing five of … Continue reading

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Lack of discipline and confusing lineup costly in another loss that sends fans to the exits

When you’re a good team, you find ways to win. When you’re bad, you find ways to lose. For the Rangers, they did it to themselves again in last night’s 3-2 loss to the Devils at a restless MSG. They’re … Continue reading

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Inept offense deserves criticism for Rangers’ poor start

This isn’t the start anyone envisioned. After falling in Columbus 3-1, the Rangers are 1-4-0 entering tonight’s home match against the Hudson rival Devils. It’s not only the defense which has been inconsistent thus far despite going with eight D. … Continue reading

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Game 4: Disturbing trends, questionable deployment in 3-1 loss to Blues, Chytil to Hartford

#NYR fall to the Blues, 3-1. pic.twitter.com/9UBB8sa0bY — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 11, 2017 In falling to 1-3-0, the Rangers continue to play uneven. They lost 3-1 to the Blues at MSG last night. A winnable game with St. … Continue reading

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Rangers claim Adam Cracknell, get ready for Blues tonight

With a day off on Columbus Day, the Rangers made a move claiming forward Adam Cracknell off waivers. The 32-year old from Saskatoon spent last year with the Stars setting career highs in games (69), goals (10), assists (6), points … Continue reading

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All hail the King: Lundqvist’s 62nd career shutout highlights 2-0 win

Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 62nd career shutout (all w/@NYRangers) to move into sole possession of 16th on NHL's all-time list. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/b9KPhY5Qda — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 9, 2017 We’ve seen this script before. Henrik Lundqvist gets pulled in … Continue reading

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Game 3: Vigneault at it already benching Chytil, 11 F 7 D vs Habs, Lundqvist vs Price

Well, it sure didn’t take Alain Vigneault long to sour on number one pick Filip Chytil. Having only played the talented 18-year old center less than 13 total minutes in two games, the stubborn coach will healthy scratch the kid … Continue reading

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UnbeLeafable: Lundqvist chased as defenseless Rangers give up eight in 8-5 loss to Maple Leafs

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NHL Preview and Predictions

The new season has already gotten going. Due to my taxing schedule along with a hockey draft, I’ve been unable to put up a preview with predictions. Here’s a quick outlook on a new year. The Pens are trying to … Continue reading

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