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Rangers Hold Off Caps 2-1 in Game 7

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Henrik Lundqvist went from shaking his head in disgust to raising his arms in celebration when time finally ran out on the Washington Capitals.

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WNYC News

Rangers, Devils Advance in Playoffs

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The NY Rangers eliminated the Ottawa Senators from the playoffs with a 2-1 victory in Game 7 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The NJ Devils also advanced after beating the Florida Panthers in Game 7, 3-2, in double overtime play.

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WNYC News

Rangers Down, But Not Out

Friday, April 20, 2012

The New York Rangers are heading into Game 5 of their first round playoff series with the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

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The Takeaway

The Playoff Beard: What's Your Superstition?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The NHL playoffs started last night, and for many of these professional athletes that means growing a "playoff beard." A tradition in hockey that goes back three decades, the playoff beard is for both players and fans who refuse to shave during the post-season. This superstition has spread to other professional sports as well, and got us wondering: what other superstitions do professional sports players have? And what superstitions do you have while watching your favorite team?

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Ice Skates

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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Radiolab

Skin in the Game

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Writer Eric Simons gets the ball rolling this episode with an embarrassing admission about a beautiful night, a hockey game, and an overwhelming, outsized feeling of rage that overtook his senses. 

What is it about being a fan that causes such intense reactions? How can the outcome of a game ...

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WNYC News

Could Brooklyn's Barclays Center Be Future Home for the New York Islanders?

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The New York Islanders are stuck with the aging Nassau Coliseum after voters rejected a plan this week that would have revamped the arena.

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The Takeaway

Boston Defeats Vancouver in Game 7 of Stanley Cup

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Boston Bruins brought the Stanley Cup back to their city for the first time since 1972, after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Wednesday night. "This one still hurts," says Canucks fan, Brian Wawryshyn, who runs CanucksCorner.com. Boston resident Mike Wilkins has been celebrating the win. And both fans say that the rioting in Vancouver is something neither team would be proud of.

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The Takeaway

Sports: Mavs-Heats Preview, NHL Game 7, French Open

Friday, May 27, 2011

Last night the Miami Heat beat the Bulls and will go on to face the Dallas Mavericks. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says it's going to be a tough series. "I'm rooting for Dallas, but I think the Heat is going to win it." But that's not all that's happening in sports — ice hockey is heating up as well, tonight's hockey game between Tampa Bay and the Boston Bruins is one to watch. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says the French Open is also worth turning on your television for.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: NHL Playoffs, Economic Turmoil in Greece

Thursday, May 06, 2010

  • Turmoil in Greece: We get an update on the economic turmoil in Greece that has sparked social outrage and mass protests. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant describes the shock felt after the violent protests.
  • Sports Takeout: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, recaps last night's NHL playoff action, and previews tonight's games, as the San Jose Sharks go for the sweep and jugular of the Detroit Red Wings.

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Transportation Nation

The Last Ride Home for NHL's Subway Fan

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thirty-six year old Scott Walker has played all over the National Hockey League -- Vancouver, Nashville, Raleigh. This year, the journeyman arrived on the Washington Capitals. He hoped he'd get another appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and he did. But his wife and kids stayed behind, and kept the car in Raleigh. So how does Walker get to work? Takes the DC Metro, it turns out.

Below, Walker describes his first ride. Turns out DC's distance-based fare system flummoxed him a bit. When he got off the train near Verizon Center, where the Caps play, he had it easy though -- just follow all the jersey-wearing fans and you'll find your way to work, buddy.

This story doesn't have a happy ending, though: the Capitals were eliminated last night by Montreal, ending one of the most-hyped and star-studded runs at the Stanley Cup. Walker, Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals have a hot DC summer to ride the train and think about what today is being called the "Capital Collapse."

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Congress Poised to Face-off Against Facebook, NHL Playoffs

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT:  Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us why Washington lawmakers are ready to face-off against social networking giant Facebook and its Internet ambitions.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor, highlights the NHL playoffs as he recaps the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes, and previews game seven between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Kitty Kelley vs. Oprah Winfrey, NHL Stanley Cup

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

  • PUBLISHING TAKEOUT: Patrik Henry Bass, Takeaway contributor and books editor for Essence, explains why celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley wants you to know that nobody can keep a secret.  Not even Oprah Winfrey. These two women might be more similar than they appear.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, previews the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs, which start Wednesday. He says, don't underestimate two-time defending MVP Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals.

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The Takeaway

Hockey Gold for Canada, College Basketball Update

Monday, March 01, 2010

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps what can only be described as a classic hockey game between Canada and Team USA as they both battled for Olympic gold. In overtime, Canada clenched the gold and made the host nation proud. Meanwhile, a roster of exciting college basketball games filled the weekend back on U.S. soil.

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    The Takeaway

    Takeouts: Analyzing New Economic Indicators, Bode Miller's Last Chance, Listeners Respond

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    • FINANCIAL TAKEOUT:   The New York Times Wall Street and finance reporter Louise Story joins us with analysis of some of the important economic indicators that came out yesterday.  
    • OLYMPICS TAKEOUT: Jason Stallman, Olympics editor for The New York Times brings us the latest sports drama from Vancouver.
    • LISTENER TAKEOUT: Our listeners respond to legislative gridlock, saying that the government is only partially to blame and that the American media is just as guilty.

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    The Takeaway

    Mark Johnson on the 30th Anniversary of the 'Miracle on Ice'

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest upsets in the history of sport. In what came to be known as "The Miracle on Ice," the scrappy and determined amateurs of the U.S. men’s ice hockey team upset the best team in the world — the USSR. We relive the memory with the lead scorer in that game, Mark Johnson, who is currently the coach of Team USA's women's ice hockey team.

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    The Takeaway

    Takeouts: 'The New Poor,' Olympics Preview, Animal Protections in California

    Monday, February 22, 2010

    • BUSINESS:  Our partner, The New York Times is looking at the lasting negative effects of the recession in a series called "The New Poor." Times finance contributor Louise Story describes the series and the effects of long-term unemployment on Americans.
    • OLYMPICS: New York Times reporter, Jason Stallman, previews the Olympic ice dancing finals, the semi-finals in women's hockey, and freestyle skiing aerials.
    • ANIMAL PROTECTION: There is a new bill in the works in California that could treat people who abuse animals like sex offenders. New York Times reporter, Jesse McKinley, explains how animal abusers could soon be listed in an online registry.

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    The Takeaway

    Takeouts: European Finance Ministers Fight Obama Bank Plan, Ice Hockey Heats Up at the Winter Olympics

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    • MONEY TAKEOUT: European Finance Ministers are uniting against a plan by President Obama to overhaul the banking system. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us more.
    • OLYMPICS TAKEOUT: The international men's hockey tournament is heating up at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Freelance sports writer Dan Friedell joins us from Vancouver.

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    The Takeaway

    Sports Takeout: MLB, NHL Season Preview

    Thursday, October 01, 2009

    Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us to talk about the MLB as the regular season winds down and the NHL as the 2009 season starts up.

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