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01-05-2014, 07:15 AM
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Rangers schedule to the Olympic break

The Rangers begin another long home stand this week.

Columbus
@Chicago
Dallas
Philly
TB
Detroit
@Ottawa
Caps
Islanders
Blues
@NJ(Outdoor game)
@Islanders(Outdoor game)
Islanders
Avs
Edmonton
@Pitt

Olympic break

16 games, 3 road games. 2 games at Yankee Stadium where the Rangers are the road team. 11 games at home where the Rangers are 8-10-2. The Rangers went 3-4-2 on the last long home stand. 3-5-2 on their last 10 games at home including an early December loss to Winnipeg. The team plays better on the road than at home. 32 points on the table.

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Didn't realize they had so many games before the break

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I was just writing this in the post-game. If the Rangers can win 10 of 16... say going 10-4-2, they'll be sitting in pretty good shape in the standings, given what has been going on around them. They've won 5 of their last 7. They don't travel for an entire month here, except for a trip to Ottawa, and they play every other day. Hopefully they can string together something decent.

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Lets face it. We r a .500 team. I can't see us going 10-4-2 unless Hank finds himself. He's really the guy we need to turn this around.

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Lets face it. We r a .500 team. I can't see us going 10-4-2 unless Hank finds himself. He's really the guy we need to turn this around.
Absolutely... although, if you look at it one way, getting to 10-4-2 instead of 7-7-2 is just improving the outcome of 3 games. Doesn't seem that daunting when looked at that way.

Hank needs to step it up, although Talbot will be playing a bunch too.

Only 5 of these games are against teams solidly ahead of us in the standings. 7 are against teams in our boat. 4 are against teams really struggling (3 of them are Islanders games).

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In December. 10 home games. The Rangers didn't face a tough schedule.

Winnipeg. Lost

New Jersey. OT loss

Caps. Lost

Nashville. Lost

Columbus. Lost

Calgary. Shootout win

Pittsburgh. Shootout loss

Islanders. Lost

Minnesota. Won

Toronto. Shootout win

1 regulation win. 2 SO wins. 3-5-2

Those Islander games at the Garden are dangerous. Especially with that team going nowhere. Those games are their playoff games.

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The Rangers need 20 points before the break.

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Is Tampa playing Bishop in that game? TB plays in Columbus the night before. Bishop 4-0 with a 0.89 GAA and .970 Save % in his career against the Rangers. 3 goals in 4 games. Lindback played in the game last Sunday.

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