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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Live (sort of) from Winnipeg, where Rangers try to rebound

Brad Richards (19) celebrates his goal with Rick

Brad Richards (19) celebrates his goal with Rick Nash (61) during the third period of a game against the Washington Capitals. (March 10, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Good morning from Winnipeg, where the Rangers tackle the Jets tonight at MTS Center (See what I did there? NFL draft reference, I’m so clever….).

Let’s hope it’s a better day than Wednesday, the first day after my email was hacked, got three hours sleep and where it took two flights and a long cab ride, dragging luggage, to get from Buffalo to the practice rink eight miles from downtown on local streets to the edge of the, let’s be generous, chilly, prairie.

Hope you caught those compelling tweets.

And then, despite calls to five cab companies, couldn’t get a taxi back to check into a downtown hotel for….wait for it….two hours.

Only to have….internet issues on deadline.

Yeah, it’s a glamorous life sometimes, boys and girls.

Sometimes I think I should’ve stayed in pre-med in those college years.

But my story on how your team’s spirits are up is online and in the paper and presumably the transmission problems have been resolved in this town of Neil Young’s birth and bison sliders, so I’ll let you know more about tonight during and after the morning skate.

I can tell you this: Jim Slater is out for the Jets, who have recalled Patrice Cormier, and also, apparently, Eddie Pasquale, a goaltender from St. John’s (formerly the Manitoba Moose).

Suspect Henrik Lundqvist will be back in goal, although the defense pairs---missing a key element, Marc Staal---are unclear. Stay tuned here at @stevezipay on Twitter.

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