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Rangers’ fourth line and Kreider turn Islanders’ Thanksgiving into cold turkeys, Lafreniere sends message to Pageau

"When you're a visiting coach coming into New York and you see Chris Kreider, you say 'there's a complete player'…I just think he's full of confidence and he's tired of not making the playoffs the last few years" – Gerard … Continue reading

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Turkey Eve gives hockey fans plenty to be thankful for, Rangers face Islanders in first visit at UBS Arena

Every year sans last, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in America gives hockey fans plenty to be thankful for. With most teams off for one of the biggest holidays on Thursday, there are always a lot of games to choose from … Continue reading

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Day Two: Chytil gets bridge deal, Rangers acquire tough guy Reaves, Bruins do well in off-season despite losing Krejci, Plus more

It was a much calmer Day Two for the July frenzy. After so many signings on Day One, it was like a light wind cooling off the hot summer heat. Coincidentally, the temperatures here didn’t even reach 80 degrees. However, … Continue reading

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The Block

If you caught the dramatic conclusion of Game 4 between the Islanders and Lightning At Nassau Coliseum, then you saw one of the best defensive plays ever in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If Marc-Andre Fleury has The Save, then Ryan … Continue reading

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Bolts edge Islanders to quiet The Barn in Game Three

The excitement was palpable. The first big game hosted by Nassau Coliseum in 28 years lived up to the hype. With the Islanders competing in the Conference Finals Stanley Cup Semifinals for a second consecutive year outside the bubble, it … Continue reading

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The NHL Semifinals: Islanders face Lightning in rematch, Canadiens heavy underdogs versus Golden Knights, Thoughts on Avalanche and Bruins, Fox up for Norris

Twenty-four hours apart, the final two teams of the NHL Semifinals finished off their second round series by closing out Game Six at home. With both the Islanders and Golden Knights taking care of business to prevent Game Seven in … Continue reading

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Trotz nails what defines playoff hockey, Barzal leads Islanders to Game Four win over Bruins to even compelling series

On Saturday, the Islanders tied their second round series at two apiece against the Bruins by defeating them 4-1 before 12,000 loud fans at the old barn off the Meadowbrook Parkway. Mat Barzal scored the game-winner with over seven minutes … Continue reading

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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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