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NHL Player Safety drops the ball on Wilson chaos, Rangers statement isn’t enough

As usual, leave it to NHL Player Safety to drop the ball completely. In one of the most perplexing decisions that lacks any common sense, they fined Tom Wilson $5,000 for the chaos he created during the second period of … Continue reading

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No Extra Effort Required: Rangers outclassed by grittier Islanders, Playoffs?!?!

What followed after Adam Fox was presented the Steven McDonald Award was a total letdown. Or meltdown. Your choice. In what amounted to a clinic from a grittier and hungrier opponent, the Rangers were outclassed entirely by the bitter rival … Continue reading

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Georgiev conquers the Islanders again in good bounce back win, Panarin responds and kids step up

It was the play of the kids including goalscorer Alexis Lafreniere celebrating with Kaapo Kakko and Filip Chytil that sparked the Rangers to a good 4-1 win over the Islanders. AP Photo by New York Rangers courtesy Getty Images Over … Continue reading

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Varlamov shuts the door again on Rangers in a defensive battle, Islanders win playoff caliber game

One mistake was all it took for the Rangers to lose a hard fought game to the Islanders. Unfortunately, they made a pair in the final part to get shutout 2-0 by Semyon Varlamov. He’s now posted two shutouts in … Continue reading

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Shestyorkin gets third straight start versus Islanders

After getting the weekend off due to the Devils battling COVID-19, the Rangers return to action tonight to face the Islanders. It’ll be the third installment of the Battle Of New York at MSG. They split the first two at … Continue reading

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Hughes led Devils get litmus test against Islanders

The Devils are off to a good start in this shortened 56-game season. With second-year center Jack Hughes leading the way with six points (2-4-6) including a statement two goal, assist game in a 4-3 win over the Rangers on … Continue reading

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Zibanejad in for tonight’s season opener versus Islanders

The countdown's on. pic.twitter.com/uPZAuT2BHm — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 14, 2021 The last time the Rangers faced the Islanders, it was electric at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island. The Islanders had rallied to force overtime in a huge match. … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: What can be learned from the Islanders’ run

It’s not too often I write about a bitter rival. However, the Islanders made it impossible not to devote a few posts to them due to their great run in these very unpredictable and strange Stanley Cup Playoffs. Give credit … Continue reading

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Lightning put Islanders on the brink

For more than half of Game Four, the Islanders were in position to even their best-of-seven series against the heavy favorite Lightning. Semyon Varlamov had made some big saves to keep a strong Bolts surge off the scoreboard. He certainly … Continue reading

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Lightning strikes twice for Islanders

It’s an off day for the Eastern Conference Final that’s being played in the Edmonton bubble. While the Islanders and Lightning get a break, the Western Conference Final continues tonight with Game Three between the Stars and Golden Knights. That … Continue reading

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