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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.

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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Remembering the ’93-94 New York Rangers 25 Years later

I’ll be honest. I have been trying to come up with the words to describe that unforgettable championship team in ’93-94. It’s hard to believe it’s 25 years later. Not officially until June 14 when a special group of New … Continue reading

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Game #53: A spirited comeback sparks Rangers past Bruins

πŸ˜ƒ pic.twitter.com/GrSKGOHoGA — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 7, 2019 It was a different game than the other day against the hated Kings. This time, the Rangers showed plenty of resolve in rallying from a 3-1 deficit against the Original … Continue reading

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Pionk to sit, Vinni Lettieri recalled

When the Rangers host the Bruins at 8 PM tonight, there’ll be two changes. Defenseman Neal Pionk will have a seat in the press box. He’s struggled a great deal and looked out of sorts in the previous two games. … Continue reading

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Devils trade Boyle to Predators for a second round pick, Rangers deal McLeod to Nashville too

Out of playoff contention, the Devils began the process of rebuilding for the future today. They traded Brian Boyle to the Predators in exchange for a Nashville 2019 second round pick. The deal is Brian Boyle to NSH. NJ gets … Continue reading

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Game #52: Rangers see shadow in frustrating 4-3 overtime loss to Kings

Groundhog Day just passed. The good news is Chuck didn’t see his shadow, which means an early Spring. Given how nice the weather is, maybe there’s some truth to that. If only that were true when it comes to the … Continue reading

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Game #51: Strong third not enough for Rangers in tough 3-2 loss to Lightning

β€œIt’s nice that we did keep battling and never quit.” Quinn's postgame reaction. pic.twitter.com/mqNrXQo0Oi — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 3, 2019 Sometimes, the effort is good enough. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always net the end result. Ask the Rangers following … Continue reading

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Buchnevich to start on second line for Blueshirts against Rangers South

With a later start than usual at the world’s most busiest arena, the Blueshirts will play host to Rangers South tonight. Game time isn’t until 8 PM. I have no idea why. It’s not like St. John’s lost badly to … Continue reading

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Game #50: Zibanejad’s first hat trick as a Ranger does in Devils 4-3

WOW! MIKA 🎩 🎩 🎩 #NYR retake the lead! pic.twitter.com/fOOH6zgz2g — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 1, 2019 The first meeting of the season finally took place in Game 50 for the Rangers and Devils. On a frigid night at … Continue reading

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Rangers visit Devils in first meeting

Tonight in about half an hour, the Rangers and Devils renew the Hudson rivalry in Newark. It’s the first meeting of four in a odd season if you go by the schedule. Both teams have played 49 games, and are … Continue reading

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