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Martin St. Louis leads Rangers with 5 points | 04/24/2014 9:29 AM
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Martin St. Louis has a team-leading five points in three playoff games.
The Bergen Record

Impact
St. Louis got off to a slow start after the Rangers acquired him from Tampa Bay and he ended up with just eight points in the Rangers' final 19 contests. "Maybe he sees it (as) having a clean slate, but I do think prior to the playoffs, even though Marty wasn't on the score sheet as much as everybody anticipated, he was still contributing, like I mentioned many, many times, in different ways and that's why our record as a team was so good," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said about St. Louis. "He's a big part of our group. Obviously, his leadership is helping us here as we try to move forward and we expect him to continue to play the way he is right now."
Rangers prep for possible Flyers goalie swap | 04/24/2014 9:26 AM
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The New York Rangers are preparing for the possibility that the Philadelphia Flyers will make a goaltending change.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Ray Emery started in the first three games of the Flyers first round series against the Rangers. However, Steve Mason is healthy now and Emery was yanked in Game 3. Philadelphia is down 2-1 in the series.
Derek Stepan nets second goal of playoffs | 04/23/2014 9:54 AM
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Derek Stepan scored the opening goal in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

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Stepan has two goals and three points in three games so far in the Rangers' first round series against Philadelphia. He wasn't a major offensive contributor in the Rangers' previous postseason runs, but if that changes this year, then it would greatly aide them in their quest to win the Stanley Cup.
Rick Nash gets two assists in Game 3 | 04/23/2014 9:51 AM
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Rick Nash had two assists in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

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Nash is 29 years old, but this is just his third playoff run after spending the better part of his career thus far in Columbus. He didn't do particularly well for the Rangers in the 2013 playoffs, but he already has four points in three games this year.
Carcillo draws into lineup, scores Tuesday | 04/23/2014 9:49 AM
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Daniel Carcillo scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

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Carcillo was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the Rangers' first round series against Philadelphia, but after the night Carcillo had, he should stay in the lineup for Game 4. "He's such a big part of the team," said Dan Girardi. "He'll do anything. He's blocking shots and I thought he scored a big goal. He does a bit of everything. He has Stanley Cup experience."
Henrik Lundqvist dominant in NYR victory | 04/22/2014 11:20 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist denied 31 of 32 shots, leading the Blueshirts to a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night, earning the Rangers a 2-1 series lead.
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Impact
Lundqvist has put on quite the clinic so far in the postseason, going 2-1 with a .930 save percentage and 1.68 goals against average. The star Swede has lost just once in his past six games, while the 32 year old avenged a weak Game 2 loss.
Martin St. Louis keeps rolling, NYR beat PHI | 04/22/2014 11:01 PM
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Martin St. Louis powered the Rangers past the Flyers by a score of 4-1 on Tuesday night with a goal and an assist.
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St. Louis deflected Dan Girardi's point shot past Ray Emery in the second period, and the goal stood up to be the winner. The Rangers steamrolled the Flyers much like they did at home in Game 1. St. Louis has put his post-trade struggles behind him and is riding a five game point streak where he has two goals and seven assists.
Daniel Carcillo might enter lineup Tuesday | 04/22/2014 3:25 PM
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The New York Rangers might use Daniel Carcillo Tuesday night.
The Bergen Record

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Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wouldn't confirm the lineup change, but he was more than willing to praise Carcillo. "Dan's an experienced player, he brings energy to a team," Vigneault said. "He's a hard, smart player. He goes to the tough areas and when he has an opportunity to lay a good, physical hit, he does that. With him in our lineup this year, we've had a very good record." Jesper Fast will probably be a healthy scratch if Carcillo draws into the lineup.
Martin St. Louis goes for 4th Lady Byng win | 04/22/2014 12:23 PM
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Martin St. Louis has been selected as a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy.
NHL.com

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The Lady Byng Trophy is given to players that excel on the ice while staying within the rules of the league far more than most. St. Louis is going for his fourth win in five seasons after recording 69 points and 10 penalty minutes in 81 games. If he does claim the award for the fourth time, he'll join Wayne Gretzky, Red Kelly, Frank Boucher, and Pavel Datsyuk as the only other players to do so.
Mats Zuccarello disagrees with diving call | 04/22/2014 10:07 AM
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Mats Zuccarello disputed the diving penalty he received in Game 2 on Sunday.
The Bergen Record

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"I think everybody who watches me play knows I'm not a diver so I think you get pretty irritated right there when you think it's a bad call," Zuccarello said. He added that he's looking to move past it and focus on Game 3. He has a goal and an assist in the first round series.
Brad Richards sees a ton of ice time on pp | 04/21/2014 8:12 AM
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Brad Richards played a whopping 9:21 minutes on the power play Sunday.
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The Rangers were 1-6 with the man-advantage as second unit forward Benoit Pouliot scored the lone goal. After a big three point effort in Game 1, Richards did not garner a point in a 4-2 loss on Sunday.
Martin St. Louis pots a goal against Flyers | 04/21/2014 8:07 AM
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Martin St. Louis scored the opening goal of the game on Sunday in the Rangers 4-2 loss to the Flyers.
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St. Louis drew a couple of assists in Game 1 and has three points in the series. He was acquired at the trade deadline from the Lightning but slumped mightily with the Rangers during the regular season. He has certainly started things off right in the playoffs and now has 71 points in 65 career postseason games.
Henrik Lundqvist disappoints in Game 2 | 04/20/2014 3:20 PM
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It wasn't the greatest afternoon for Henrik Lundqvist, as the New York Rangers fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 in Game 2 on Sunday.
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Impact
The series is now at 1-1 and Lundqvist drops to 31-37 in his playoff career. Fair or not, even with a gold and silver medal, many will wonder if he's a "big game" goalie. It's true that he didn't have a great game on Sunday, allowing three goals on 24 shots.
Benoit Pouliot continues to impress for NYR | 04/20/2014 3:17 PM
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If you're looking for a mid-level forward option in playoff pools, you could do worse than New York Rangers forward Benoit Pouliot.
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Impact
The once-prized prospect has been playing really well lately. He's been close to a point-per-game player since he collected two assists against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 24. That includes one goal in the Rangers' Game 2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Derek Stepan nervous in Game 1 | 04/20/2014 9:24 AM
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Derek Stepan found himself nervous during the first half of Game 1.
New York Daily News

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Stepan eventually turned things around as he potted his sixth playoff goal of his career on Thursday. "It might have been nerves," Stepan said yesterday. "Think about it: During the season we played every other night or had a two-day break, and then before this series we had off Saturday to Thursday before playing again. So it takes a bit with all those days in between. I was probably a little jumpy early on." The Rangers are relying on Stepan to have a big series as he had 17 goals and 57 points during the regular season.
Rick Nash still playing well defensively | 04/20/2014 8:34 AM
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Rick Nash is continuing his fine defensive play as he is playing against the Flyers top line in the playoffs.
NY Post

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Nash, Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis are facing the Flyers top unit of Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Jakub Voracek for the most part and the line is shutting them down. Nash got a great taste of defensive play in the Olympics where he was a bottom six forward for Canada and his play is continuing into the playoffs. He had an assist in Game 1 and a team-leading seven shots on goal.
Dan Girardi and McDonagh holding the fort | 04/20/2014 8:28 AM
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Daniel Girardi and Ryan McDonagh continue to excel against the Flyers top line.
The Bergen Record

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Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Jakub Voracek combined for only one goal and three assists in four regular season games with Hartnell setting up Andrew MacDonald on the power play for the only Flyers goal in Game 1 of the playoffs. If the duo of Girardi and McDonagh continue their outstanding play, the Flyers are going to have a tough time advancing.
Derek Stepan continues hot pace for Rangers | 04/19/2014 11:26 AM
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The Rangers' Derek Stepan has 23 points in his last 24 overall games.
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He scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Flyers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. "Stepan makes us tick," Rangers star Rick Nash said. "If we're going to go far in the playoffs, we need Derek to keep on starring."
Rangers' Benoit Poulio peaking at right time | 04/19/2014 11:24 AM
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Benoit Pouliot has a point in nine of his last 11 overall games.
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He played well in the Rangers' 4-1, opening-game victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the playoffs' first round and he's become a key member of the New York offense. He finished the regular season with 15 goals and 36 points in 80 games.
| 04/19/2014 11:18 AM
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Brian Boyle, who scored in each of the Rangers' first three games in their epic 2012 first-round series against Ottawa, again brought his A-game to open a postseason Thursday night with four shots on goal, consistent forechecking and an exemplary work ethic.
New York Daily News

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Boyle wasn't exactly thrilled he didn't light the lamp in a 4-1 Game 1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Garden, but he admitted that the fourth line of him, Dominic Moore and Derek Dorsett turned in the type of strong effort that has become commonplace from the trio. "We were doing the right things again," Boyle said. "I mean, we have to start putting our own chances in the net, though, too. Thankfully we didn't need them (in Game 1)."
Derek Stepan scores PPG in playoff opener | 04/18/2014 10:09 AM
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Derek Stepan scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of the first round.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Stepan netted the goal when the Rangers had the man advantage. He had 17 goals and 57 points in 82 contests in 2013-14.
Mats Zuccarello nets a goal vs. Philadelphia | 04/18/2014 10:07 AM
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Mats Zuccarello found the back of the net in the Rangers' playoff opener.
The Bergen Record

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Zuccarello was the Rangers' scoring leader in the regular season with 59 points in 77 games. He has two goals and eight points in 14 career playoff contests.
Martin St. Louis gets two assists in Game 1 | 04/18/2014 10:05 AM
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Martin St. Louis had two assists in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of the first round.
The Bergen Record

Impact
St. Louis got off to a slow start with the Rangers after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning, but if he shines in the playoffs then that will be forgotten. With those two assists, St. Louis now has 70 points in 64 career postseason games.
Brad Richards bounces back from 2013 playoffs | 04/18/2014 10:02 AM
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Brad Richards' three-point game in the Rangers' playoff opener was particularly special given how little he played in the 2013 postseason.
The Bergen Record

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Former Rangers coach John Tortorella moved Richards to the fourth line and eventually removed him from the lineup entirely. Tortorella ended up getting fired and Richards already has more points in the 2014 playoffs than he had in the Rangers' entire 2013 playoff run.
Ryan McDonagh works through rust in Game 1 | 04/18/2014 9:58 AM
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Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) admitted to feeling rusty early in the Rangers' playoff opener.
The Bergen Record

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McDonagh missed the Rangers' last five regular season games due to the ailment. "I just didn't quite feel myself," said McDonagh. "I wasn't feeling the puck or my legs as much. As we went into the second, I just calmed myself down and really just tried to keep it simple and took what was given and felt like myself the rest of the game." He ended up leading the team with 22:42 minutes of playing time.
Brad Richards leads way in win over Flyers | 04/17/2014 9:45 PM
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Brad Richards was excellent in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Thursday night.
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Richards registered a goal and two assists in the victory, leading the way for a Blueshirts team that has struggled offensively all season. Mats Zuccarello, Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan also found the back of the net for New York while Martin St. Louis picked up two helpers in the win.
Henrik Lundqvist cruises in Game 1 win | 04/17/2014 9:42 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist had an easy time against the Flyers Thursday as the Rangers cruised to a 4-1 win in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series.
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A large amount of credit should go to the Rangers' defense, as King Henrik only faced 15 shots in the contest, stopping 14 of them. Despite the fact that he wasn't severely tested in this outing, Lundqvist looks to have carried his hot second half play into the postseason.
Jesper Fast gets a 'maintenance morning' | 04/17/2014 3:01 PM
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Jesper Fast's status for Game 1 Thursday night is unclear.
The Bergen Record

Impact
He didn't take part in the team's morning skate and his absence was described as a "maintenance morning" by coach Alain Vigneault. Fast played three games with the Rangers during his NHL stint to end the regular season and he's expected to play in the playoffs if he's available.
Nash enters series with chip on his shoulder | 04/16/2014 5:50 PM
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Rick Nash has a chip on his shoulder after recording just one goal and five points in 12 games during the Rangers 2013 postseason run.
The Bergen Record

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"Yeah, for sure," Nash said. "I think everyone should have a chip on their shoulders to perform and in order to get the job done. Last year finished off not the way we wanted it to so I think it's important to go into the playoffs with that chip on our shoulder." Nash added that winning the gold medal with Team Canada in the 2014 Winter Games has made him as hungry as ever to win the Cup. The Rangers aren't a favorite to win it all this season, but they certainly have the talent to pull it off. They will start their series against Philadelphia on Thursday.
Ryan McDonagh is over shoulder problems | 04/16/2014 2:39 PM
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Ryan McDonagh said he's no longer dealing with shoulder issues.
The Bergen Record

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"Yeah, I think it's great, no issues, no restrictions or anything so at this point there's really no need how to ask how it's doing anymore," McDonagh said. He missed the last five games of the regular season, but is expected to be in the Rangers' lineup for their playoff opener. He has 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games this season.
Derick Brassard is good to play Thursday | 04/16/2014 1:38 PM
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Derick Brassard (back) said he will be available on Thursday.
Katie Strang on Twitter

Impact
Brassard's status was put into doubt when he left Tuesday's practice with a possible back problem. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault has also stated that Brassard will be in the Rangers' lineup Thursday night.
Brad Richards tries not to think about future | 04/16/2014 9:58 AM
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Brad Richards is trying not to think about the possibility that this might be his last playoff run with the New York Rangers.
NY Post

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Richards might be the subject of an amnesty buyout over the summer. "It's been in the back of my mind to a certain extent, it would be a lie if I said it wasn't there," Richards said. "But it's not affecting me or weighing on me, or having any impact on my preparation or my game." Richards will turn 34 in May and his contract comes with an annual $6,666,667 cap hit through 2019-20. This is the last summer that the Rangers will have the option of using an amnesty buyout, which is different from a normal buyout in the sense that it completely removes the player's cap hit from the team's books, to get out of the ugly final seasons of that deal.
Miller likely start playoffs in press box | 04/16/2014 9:52 AM
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J.T. Miller will probably be a healthy scratch for Game 1 on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

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That would change if Derick Brassard, who exited Tuesday's practice early with a possible back injury, ends up being unavailable. Miller had three goals and six points in 30 games with the Rangers in 2013-14.
Brassard to play despite possible back injury | 04/16/2014 9:49 AM
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Derick Brassard left Tuesday's practice early with a possible back injury.
The Bergen Record

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Despite that, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that he expects Brassard to play in Game 1 on Thursday. For now we'll assume that Brassard is available, but it would be concerning if he missed the Rangers' next morning skate. If he's healthy, Brassard will play on a line with Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot.
Mat Bodie inks entry-level deal with Rangers | 04/15/2014 10:27 AM
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Mat Bodie has signed an entry-level deal with the New York Rangers.
ESPN.com

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Bodie served as Union College's captain and helped lead them to a national championship. He led the defenseman scoring race with 39 points in 40 NCAA games and also spent 57 minutes in the sin bin. Bodie plans to finish his degree, so he won't join the Rangers until their development camp over the summer.
Rangers summon J.T. Miller | 04/15/2014 10:24 AM
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The New York Rangers have summoned J.T. Miller.
The Bergen Record

Impact
It remains to be seen if Miller will play in Game 1 of the first round on Thursday. When the Rangers sent him to the minors in early April, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that he needs to see an improvement in Miller's commitment level.
Derek Dorsett puts feelings aside in playoffs | 04/14/2014 8:36 AM
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Derek Dorsett will put his friendship with the Flyers Jakub Voracek on hold in the first round of the playoffs.
New York Daily News

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The two were close friends when both played for the Blue Jackets and Voracek will be an usher for Dorsett when he gets married on June 28 but all feelings will be put aside during the best-of-seven series. "Those are the guys you turned pro with," Dorsett said. "We've been through a lot together. As rookies, we were a part of the first year the Blue Jackets made the playoffs. There were some tough years after that, and all along it was a tight-knit group."
Henrik Lundqvist getting ready for playoffs | 04/14/2014 8:31 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist is getting ready for the post-season and feels that he doesn't have to prove himself in the playoffs.
NY Post

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Lundqvist has a 30-37 record in the Stanley Cup playoffs but the record is deceiving as he has held the Rangers in numerous games that they should not have been in. "I don't feel I have to prove I can play in the playoffs, absolutely not," Lundqvist said. "My last seven years in Sweden, I won four championships, two professional, two in junior. Then the [2006] Olympics. I think I've played well in the playoffs. To win in the playoffs, it's about getting the group to be at its best at the right time. This is not tennis or golf. It is a team sport where together we have to push ourselves. Of course I need to play well, and I think I have done that in the playoffs. Yeah, I'll leave it at that." The Rangers play the Flyers in the first round.
Justin Falk plays for 1st time since December | 04/13/2014 8:09 AM
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Justin Falk played for the first time since December 29 on Saturday.
NY Post

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That's an awfully long time to be a healthy scratch and Falk did not help his cause when he refused to go to the minors after the Olympic break to get in a conditioning stint. He is unlikely to play in the playoffs unless the Rangers run into the injury bug on the blueline.
Martin St. Louis a healthy scratch Saturday | 04/13/2014 8:06 AM
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Martin St. Louis was a healthy scratch on Saturday.
NY Post

Impact
St. Louis had four assists in two earlier games this week as he is finally breaking out of his scoring slump. He will finish the season with 30 goals and 69 points in 81 games but most of those were for Tampa Bay as he had only one goal and eight points in 19 games for the Rangers.
Ryan McDonagh sits out on Saturday | 04/13/2014 8:02 AM
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Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) sat out Saturday's game.
NY Post

Impact
It was thought that McDonagh was healthy enough to play but with the game meaning nothing in the standings, the wise move was to sit McDonagh and have him not risk re-injuring his shoulder before the start of the playoffs. McDonagh ends the season with 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games this season and should be drafted in playoff pools, especially if you think the Rangers will win the first round.
G Cam Talbot brilliant in Rangers OT defeat | 04/12/2014 10:42 PM
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Goaltender Cameron Talbot had a beauty of a game for the New York Rangers Saturday night but wound up letting in the game winner on a penalty shot by Montreal's Brian Gionta in overtime.
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As a result, the Canadiens prevailed 1-0. It was the first goal allowed by Talbot in 122:56 played at Bell Centre in Montreal this season. He stopped 26 shots in regulation and OT prior to Gionta's goal. Talbot earned his first career shutout in Montreal on Nov. 16 in a 1-0 victory. All in all, he stopped the first 46 shots he faced in his career in Montreal before allowing Gionta's winner Saturday. As Henrik Lundquvist's backup, Talbot had a terrific regular season, posting a 12-6-1 record, a GAA of 1.64 and a save percentage of .941. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault decided to rest some key veterans, including Dan Girardi and Marty St. Louis. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault decided to rest some key veterans, including Martin St. Louis and Dan Girardi. The Rangers had little to play for as they were already locked into second place in the Metropolitan Division after the Flyers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 in overtime Saturday afternoon.
Cameron Talbot will face Montreal Saturday | 04/12/2014 11:59 AM
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Cameron Talbot is projected to start Saturday's game against Montreal.
Steve Zipay on Twitter

Impact
He was the first goaltender off the ice in the morning, so he'll give Henrik Lundqvist a break with the playoffs around the corner. Lundqvist had started 14 of the Rangers' previous 15 games.
Ryan McDonagh earns Rangers' MVP awards | 04/12/2014 11:32 AM
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Ryan McDonagh was chosen for both of the New York Rangers' MVP awards for his efforts this season.
The Bergen Record

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He won the vote for the honor among the members of the media covering the team and he captured the Players' Player Award, which is voted upon by his teammates. He's the first Ranger to win both since Brian Leetch did it in 2003. He broke out offensively in 2013-14 with 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games. He also averages nearly 25 minutes of ice time per game. McDonagh skated on his own Friday and he'll take part in Saturday's morning skate to see if he can return before the playoffs.
Martin St. Louis has another assist Thursday | 04/11/2014 9:27 AM
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Martin St. Louis had an assist in the Rangers' 2-1 win Thursday night.
The Bergen Record

Impact
After a slow start with the Rangers, St. Louis is heating up just in time for the playoffs. He has 30 goals and 69 points in 81 games this season.
Benoit Pouliot's point streak reaches 7 games | 04/11/2014 9:25 AM
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Benoit Pouliot scored a goal in the Rangers' 2-1 win on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

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Pouliot is now on a seven-game point streak. He has 15 goals and 36 points in 79 games this season.
Rick Nash scores winner against Buffalo | 04/10/2014 9:49 PM
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Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal in the third period to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 win over Buffalo Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The goal is the 26th of the year for the talented winger, but the fact he has recorded only 13 assists has been a serious drag on his fantasy value. Benoit Pouliot also found the back of the net for New York in the win.
King Henrik cruises to easy win vs. Sabres | 04/10/2014 9:47 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist enjoyed a relatively easy night for the Rangers in a 2-1 win over Buffalo.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Does anyone even remember when Lundqvist struggled at the start of the season. Those of you who kept the faith with him or traded for him while he was down are smiling now. He stopped 23 of 24 shots on this night and improved his record to 33-24-5 in the process. His GAA is 2.63 while his save percentage is an even .920.
McDonagh's status could be determined Friday | 04/10/2014 3:45 PM
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Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will skate Friday to see if he'll be available to play Saturday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
"He's going to skate tomorrow," coach Alain Vigneault said. "Today was just that he's been skating real hard the last couple of days and we wanted to focus today on doing off-ice activities with him rather than on-ice. He's going to skate tomorrow and then we'll decide Saturday." He skated on Tuesday and Wednesday without contact. There's also a chance that McDonagh might be held out until the playoffs.
McDonagh has '50-50' shot of playing Saturday | 04/09/2014 1:17 PM
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There's a "50-50" chance that Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will play in the Rangers' regular season finale on Saturday, according to coach Alain Vigneault.
Andrew Gross on Twitter

Impact
McDonagh won't be available for Thursday's game. Odds are the Rangers will err on the side of caution with McDonagh until the playoffs start.
McDonagh doesn't take part in contact drills | 04/09/2014 12:11 PM
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Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) was on the ice Wednesday, but didn't take part in contact drills.
Andrew Gross on Twitter

Impact
The odds of McDonagh returning on Thursday are slim. At this point, Game 1 of the first round might be the best target from him, but that's just speculation on our part.
Brad Richards gets two goals Tuesday | 04/09/2014 10:34 AM
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Brad Richards scored twice in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Richards snapped a four-game point drought. He now has 20 goals and 51 points in 80 games in 2013-14.
Stepan has 21 pts in 21 games since Olympics | 04/09/2014 10:32 AM
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Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 4-1 win on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Stepan has 17 goals and 56 points in 80 games. That's a step back from his nearly point-per-game performance last season, but he has broken out with 21 points in 21 games since the Olympic break.
Rangers have a lot of scoring depth in 13-14 | 04/09/2014 10:29 AM
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Nine different Rangers forwards have scored at least 14 goals in 2013-14.
The Bergen Record

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The Rangers haven't had that kind of scoring depth since 1993-94. They've needed it too given that only two of their players have reached the 20-goal mark and Rick Nash is leading the pack with 25 goals. In fact, despite their depth, they've been a middle-of-the-road team offensively.
Henrik Lundqvist guides sturdy Rangers to win | 04/08/2014 11:23 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist was his dominant self in Tuesday night's 4-1 win over Carolina, denying all but one of the 28 shots he faced.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Lundqvist was beaten early in the first period, but shook off the early deficit to backstop the Rangers to a crucial victory. The 32 year old was shaking off a poor stretch where he won just one of his past four games, and now improves his record to 32-24-5 with a .920 save percentage and 2.39 goals against average.
Martin St. Louis' three assists spark Rangers | 04/08/2014 11:19 PM
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Martin St. Louis played his best game as a Ranger in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Carolina, torching the Canes with three assists.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
St. Louis set up Brad Richards twice on the power play, and helped Derek Stepan score the insurance marker in the third period. St. Louis has been finding his form as of late on his new team with his first goal on April 1st and then Tuesday's performance. The veteran sniper began his Rangers' tenure with just three assists in 14 games.
Chris Kreider is back on the ice Tuesday | 04/08/2014 2:00 PM
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Chris Kreider skated on Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a hand injury.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Kreider has been out for six consecutive contests. As is normal in the NHL, the Rangers are getting increasingly reluctant to provide injury updates as we get closer to the playoffs. With that in mind, they didn't provide a timetable for Kreider's return.
McDonagh might not return before playoffs | 04/08/2014 12:21 PM
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Ryan McDonaghÿ(shoulder) might not return before the end of the regular season.
Katie Strang on Twitter

Impact
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault admitted that he might simply sit McDonagh even if he's capable of playing. From the Rangers' perspective, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if he gets an opportunity to rest up before the playoffs.
Ryan McDonagh not expected to play Tuesday | 04/08/2014 10:08 AM
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Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is expected to miss his third straight game on Tuesday.
New York Daily News

Impact
McDonagh suffered the shoulder injury when he was hit by the Canucks Alex Burrows a week ago. There is no word as to whether or not McDonagh is even skating at this time and the hope is that he will be ready for the start of the playoffs. The defenseman is having a breakout season in the NHL with 14 goals and 43 points with a plus-11 rating in 77 games. He should be drafted as a top-10 defenseman next season.
Chris Kreider does not skate on Monday | 04/08/2014 10:03 AM
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Chris Kreider (hand) was able to work out but did not participate in the Rangers' skate on Monday.
New York Daily News

Impact
Kreider suffered a broken hand on March 24 and is hoping to be able to return for the start of the playoffs but that is not looking great at this time. He has 17 goals and 37 points in 66 games this season. Expect a lot more from him next year as he could get 25 goals and 50 points.
Rangers recall Jesper Fast | 04/07/2014 3:12 PM
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Jesper Fast has been called up by the Rangers.
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He has registered 17 goals and 34 points in 48 games with AHL Hartford. "I like his hockey sense, his speed, his willingness to play at both ends of the rink," coach Alain Vigneault said. "For the past month, I've been told over and over again that he's playing really, really well."
Zuccarello nets two, points in four straight | 04/05/2014 11:22 PM
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Mats Zuccarello netted two goals for the Rangers, who fell 3-2 to the Senators on Saturday night.
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Zuccarello has thrived under the puck-possession style of coach Alain Vigneault, and he's arguably been the Rangers' best forward this season, leading the team with 57 points (not counting Martin St. Louis, who spent the majority of the year in Tampa Bay). Zuccarello entered the season with 11 goals in 67 regular-season games for his career. Now, he's tallied 19, and is due for a nice raise from the $1.15 million he earned this season. Benoit Pouliot, John Moore, Marc Staal and Derick Brassard had the assists. Brassard also had 10 penalty minutes.
Henrik Lundqvist makes 31 saves in loss | 04/05/2014 11:20 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 31 shots in New York's 3-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday night.
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King Henrik gave up two in the first on 12 shots and one in the second. After a somewhat shaky start, Lundqvist has shown he is still an elite netminder, registering a 2.41 goals-against average and .919 save percentage this season. The Rangers remain in control of their playoff destiny.
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John Moore returned to action on Thursday April 3.
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Mats Zuccarello on a three-game point streak | 04/04/2014 10:48 AM
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Mats Zuccarello had an assist in the Rangers' 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

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Zuccarello is on a three-game point streak. He has 17 goals and a team-leading 55 points in 73 games this season.
Vigneault needs to see more from J.T. Miller | 04/04/2014 10:44 AM
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Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was blunt when he had the opportunity to talk about J.T. Miller's recent demotion to the AHL.
The Bergen Record

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"There needs to be more commitment from his part on the ice and off the ice and, until there is, he hasn't earned the right to be at this level on a regular basis," Vigneault said. "That's part of any young player going through the process of being an NHL player. You've got to figure it out and hopefully he will. And when he does, we'll have a good player. If he doesn't figure it out, then he'll be a good minor leaguer." Miller is an offensive force in the minors, but he has just three goals and six points in 30 games with the Rangers. That's partially because he's been averaging just 11:27 minutes per game in the NHL, but obviously if he made a better impression with Vigneault, he would have gotten more playing time.
Lundqvist and Rangers lose | 04/04/2014 1:39 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 of 37 shots in the New York Rangers' 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.
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Lundqvist played a solid game, but the Rangers couldn't get the win. He now has a 31-23-5 record with a 2.40 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.
Stepan scores in loss | 04/04/2014 1:35 AM
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Derek Stepan scored a goal as the New York Ranger lost 3-2 after a shootout to the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.
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Stepan, who had already set his career high in points, continued his solid season for the Rangers. He now has 16 goals and 38 assists in 78 games this season. Defenseman John Moore, in his first game after missing six games to recover from a concussion, scored on the first shot of the game at 2:10 of the first period for a 1-0 Rangers lead.
McDonagh: Goal is to be back before playoffs | 04/03/2014 10:26 PM
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Ryan McDonagh is "pretty confident" that he'll be back before the playoffs start.
N.Y. Daily News

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The Rangers defenseman suffered a shoulder injury on a hit from Canucks forward Alex Borrows late in Tuesday's game, and he didn't play Thursday night, though he traveled with the team. McDonagh said right now he's dealing with soreness and doesn't have "full range of motion" with his left arm. "I'm pretty confident that I will be (back before the playoffs)," he said. "That's my goal. I wish I could be out there right now, but hopefully I get a chance to get back in soon."
John Moore might return Thursday night | 04/03/2014 11:05 AM
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John Moore (concussion) might play on Thursday.
The Bergen Record

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Moore was already close to returning, but it initially looked like he might be a healthy scratch when he was ready. However, Ryan McDonagh is questionable and if he can't play, then Moore almost certainly will.
Rangers send down J.T. Miller | 04/02/2014 6:39 PM
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J.T. Miller has been sent down to the minors.
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In 30 games with the Rangers this season, Miller has three goals and three assists. He has averaged just 11:27 of ice time per contest with the big club.
Ryan McDonagh's shoulder injury 'not serious' | 04/02/2014 6:22 PM
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Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) traveled with the Rangers to Colorado for Thursday night's game versus the Avalanche.
New York Newsday

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A team spokesman said the initial diagnosis on McDonagh's injury is that it's "not serious." That's good news because it means that he probably won't need surgery, but the Rangers may keep him out of the lineup until the playoffs.
Daniel Carcillo nets 4th goal of the season | 04/02/2014 9:18 AM
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Daniel Carcillo scored a goal in the Rangers' 3-1 victory over Vancouver.
The Bergen Record

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That gives Carcillo four goals and five points in 54 games this season. He used to chip in a decent amount of points for an enforcer, but that is no longer the case.
Ryan McDonagh hurts shoulder Tuesday night | 04/02/2014 9:15 AM
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Ryan McDonagh sustained a shoulder injury in the final minute of the Rangers' game on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

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McDonagh had his left arm in a sling following the contest, but fortunately the ailment is not believed to be serious. It would be a major blow to the Rangers if he wasn't available for the playoffs.
Lundqvist impressive in Rangers victory | 04/02/2014 3:04 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 of 35 shots in the New York Rangers win over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night.
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Lundqvist has won six of his last seven games and he now has a 31-23-4 record. He also has a 2.41 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.
St. Louis scores his first as a Ranger | 04/02/2014 3:00 AM
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Martin St. Louis scored his first goal since being acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on a shorthanded 2-on-1 pass from Rick Nash midway through the third period, and the Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 at Rogers Arena Tuesday night.
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St. Louis has been disappointing with the Rangers with his one goal and three assists in 15 games. Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot also scored for the Rangers. It wasn't all positive for the Rangers, who watched top defenseman Ryan McDonagh go straight to the dressing room appearing to favor his left shoulder with 43.8 seconds left after a high hit from Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows. There will be an update about his condition today.
Justin Falk (personal) rejoins the Rangers | 04/01/2014 10:02 AM
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Justin Falk (personal) is back with the New York Rangers.
The Bergen Record

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Falk was absent for two road games so that he could be with his wife for the birth of their first kid. He has two assists in 20 games in 2013-14.
Henrik Lundqvist will get the nod Tuesday | 04/01/2014 10:00 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist will start against Vancouver on Tuesday.
The Bergen Record

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Lundqvist got the Rangers' game against Edmonton on Sunday off. He has a 2.44 GAA and .918 save percentage in 58 contests in 2013-14.
Rangers sign college FA Chris McCarthy | 03/31/2014 6:17 PM
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Chris McCarthy has been signed by the New York Rangers.
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The undrafted forward notched 18 goals and 42 points in 38 games with the University of Vermont this past season.
Derick Brassard sets career mark in goals | 03/31/2014 8:58 AM
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Derick Brassard scored once on Sunday and set a career high in goals.
The Bergen Record

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It was Brassard's 18th goal of the season as he now has 42 points. He has seven goals and 10 assists on the power play as he leads the Rangers in pp goals and is tied in power play points with Brad Richards and Derek Stepan.
Derek Stepan sets career high in points | 03/31/2014 8:53 AM
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Derek Stepan set a career high in points with a three assist effort on Sunday.
The Bergen Record

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Stepan is up to 53 points this season with 18 goals. He is not a big penalty minute player with only 18 this season as his career high is only 22, but he does contribute in most of the other traditional categories, making him a nice mid-round pick in most pools.
Rangers name Dominic Moore Masterton nominee | 03/31/2014 8:47 AM
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Dominic Moore has been named the New York Rangers nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
The Bergen Record

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The Masterton is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport. Moore missed all of last season as he dealt with the death of his wife from liver cancer in 2013.
Rick Nash scores two as Rangers pound Oilers | 03/30/2014 10:53 PM
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Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello each scored two goals and Derek Stepan added three assists for the New York Rangers in a 5-0 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Sunday night.
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Derick Brassard also scored for the Rangers and rookie goaltender Cam Talbot made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season. Nash now has 25 goals. Zuccarello, 17. Both players notched shorthanded goals in this one. Stepan now has 38 assists.
G Cameron Talbot picks up shutout over Oilers | 03/30/2014 10:51 PM
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Cameron Talbot continued his outstanding season as the New York Rangers' backup goaltender Sunday night.
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Talbot stoned the Oilers in Edmonton, turning aside 26 shots en route to a 5-0 shutout. It was Talbot's third shutout of the season. He is now 12-6-0 on the season, with a sparkling GAA of 1.67 and a save percentage of .940. The Rangers (41-30-4) scored two shorthanded goals in the victory, which gave them six wins in their past seven games. The win tied a franchise record for road wins with 24.
Daniel Carcillo should play on Sunday | 03/30/2014 4:51 AM
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Daniel Carcillo is expected to play on Sunday when the Rangers take on the Edmonton Oilers.
NY Post

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Carcillo missed practice this week with the flu but has apparently recovered. J.T. Miller is expected to be a healthy scratch, allowing Carcillo to return. Carcillo has four points and 98 penalty minutes in 2013-14.
John Moore passes baseline tests | 03/30/2014 4:47 AM
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John Moore passed his baseline test for a concussion and could be back in the Rangers lineup as early as Tuesday.
NY Post

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Moore suffered the concussion nine days ago after he was hit into the boards by the Blue Jackets Blake Comeau. He has three goals and 13 points in 69 games this season so he is not worth having on your fantasy roster in traditional pools.
Cameron Talbot to get the start on Sunday | 03/30/2014 4:41 AM
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Cameron Talbot will get the start in goal for the Rangers Sunday when they take on the Edmonton Oilers.
NY Post

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Talbot has been an outstanding backup to Henrik Lundqvist this season and the truth is that he would be starting for most NHL teams as they do not have a goaltender like King Henrik to keep Talbot on the bench. Talbot has an 11-6-0 record with a 1.76 GAA and a .937 save percentage. Start him with confidence.
Martin St. Louis back on the top line | 03/30/2014 4:36 AM
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Martin St. Louis will play once again alongside Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin when the Rangers take on Edmonton Sunday.
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St. Louis has only three assists in 12 games for the Rangers and has obviously struggled mightily since being dealt from the Lightning at the trade deadline. "I haven't gone through this in a long time, so it's a little bit of unchartered territory, meaning that I haven't experienced that type of adversity in a long time," St. Louis said. "It reminds me a lot of [2005-06] after the lockout, when we won the Stanley Cup [in 2004] and I had won a lot of individual awards. That next year, I felt like everybody was watching you. It was a tough year. But I came out of that one and I know I'm going to come out of this. I'm getting tested mentally, no doubt. I have to keep fighting. I'm going to come through this as a better player." We shall see.
Rangers tout Ryan McDonagh for Norris Trophy | 03/29/2014 10:30 AM
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The New York Rangers think Ryan McDonagh has played well enough this season to merit strong consideration as the top defenseman in the NHL.
NY Post

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"Ryan McDonagh . has just been a force out there," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "He's got to be getting some consideration for the Norris Trophy the way he is playing offensively." McDonagh's point-scoring streak was snapped Friday at five games (three goals, four assists). He had a goal and an assist Monday and scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Wednesday. McDonagh has three goals in the past six games - all game-winners. "It's something that I've seen with Mac since I started with him," said Derek Stepan, who has known McDonagh since the two were children, and also was his teammate at Wisconsin. "It's no secret defensively he's very difficult to beat and probably one of the best defensemen and now you guys are going to get to see a little bit of his offensive side. And he's got a big offensive swing to him and it hasn't really shined as much as it has this year but it's been there the whole time. He'll continue to grow."
Chris Kreider will miss start of playoffs too | 03/29/2014 10:12 AM
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Chris Kreider, the Rangers' first-line left wing, will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season and for at least the start of a potential first-round playoff series after undergoing left hand surgery Friday morning at the Hospital of Special Services in Manhattan.
NY Post

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Martin St. Louis, who has not scored in 12 games since joining the Rangers at the March 7 trade deadline, has moved up to fill Kreider's spot on the top line with Rick Nash and Derek Stepan while J.T. Miller has joined the lineup following his recall on Wednesday from the AHL Wolf Pack.
G Henrik Lundqvist: I have to play better | 03/29/2014 10:06 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist had a poor game in allowing four goals, including a real softy by Mike Cammalleri late in the Rangers' 4-3 loss to the Flames in Calgary Friday night.
NY Post

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"I have to play better," Lundqvist said. "I felt like I was making good saves, but then I gave up that fourth one. No matter what, there's no excuse for me not stopping that shot."
Justin Falk didn't go with Rangers to Calgary | 03/29/2014 9:57 AM
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Defenseman Justin Falk, who has been a healthy scratch since Dec. 29, did not accompany the Rangers to Calgary as he remained in New York to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.
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Falk is expected to rejoin the team later on the four-game swing.
New York pressures affecting Martin St. Louis | 03/29/2014 9:22 AM
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With no goals and only three assists in 12 games, Marty St. Louis fully admits he has had troubles adjusting to the New York Rangers systems.
Calgary Herald

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Part of that has been the adjustment off the ice with his family and the pressures of playing in New York. Part of that is adjusting to a new system after playing the same one with the Lightning since he broke into the league as a full-time player during the 2000-01 season. "Being in one place for so long and going to a new team, you don't know what to expect," St. Louis said. "I knew it was going to be hard. But you're after team success and that's what we're getting right now. If I was producing and we were losing, it wouldn't be a good place. For me, I'm glad we've been able to string some wins together and bide the time to get my feet under me."
Lundqvist not sharp in loss to Flames | 03/29/2014 3:19 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Rangers' 4-3 loss to the Flames Friday night.
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The loss snapped Lundqvist's five-game winning streak and his record now stands in 30-23-4. He also has a 2.44 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
Richards has two points in loss | 03/29/2014 3:15 AM
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Brad Richards scored a goal and registered an assist in the Rangers' 4-3 loss to the Flames Friday night.
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Richards has been struggling lately with only four points in his last 11 games. He has 18 goals and 31 assists overall in 75 games this season. Brian Boyle and Raphael Diaz also scored for the Rangers.
Martin Straka, 41, retires from pro hockey | 03/28/2014 8:00 PM
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Martin Straka officially retired from professional hockey on Friday after his Czech team was eliminated from the playoffs.
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Straka retired from the NHL in 2008 and has been playing for HC Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga. He accumulated 257 goals, 460 assists and 717 points in 954 NHL games and won an Olympic gold and bronze medal in 1998 and 2006 respectively. After his last game, Straka said "I will have a beer and cigarette. It was really nice 25 years in hockey."
Alain Vigneault defends Martin St. Louis | 03/28/2014 4:59 PM
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New York Rangers coach coach Alain Vigneault defended Martin St. Louis' anemic production since he was acquired from Tampa Bay.
The Bergen Record

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"It took me a while to get used to New York and I had only been in Vancouver for seven years," Vigneault said. "He'd been in Tampa for close to 14 years in the same environment with a lot of the same people so it takes time to adjust and it's taken Marty some time to adjust but he's doing a lot of other things real well that we feel are real important to our team and that's why we're winning." St. Louis has just three assists in 12 games with the Rangers. He was averaging close to a point-per-game in Tampa Bay and won the Art Ross Trophy in 2013. We think St. Louis will still finish the season on a high note, but he still would have probably finished with more points if he had stuck with the Lightning.
Kreider out indefinitely after hand surgery | 03/28/2014 2:13 PM
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Chris Kreider has undergone hand surgery.
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Kreider is out indefinitely, although an earlier report suggested that he would not return before the end of the regular season. He hasn't played since March 24.
Derek Dorsett nets fourth goal of 2013-14 | 03/27/2014 10:46 AM
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Derek Dorsett scored a goal in the Rangers' 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
The Bergen Record

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Dorsett has six points and 105 penalty minutes in 43 games this season. He's dealt with a couple injuries this season and that's why he's played in so few contests.
Is surgery possible for Chris Kreider? | 03/27/2014 10:42 AM
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Chris Kreider (hand) might need surgery, but that hasn't been confirmed.
The Bergen Record

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For now there's not a lot of concrete information available about Kreider's injury, but the Rangers are expected to release more information in the coming days. Meanwhile, Kreider will not travel with the team during their upcoming four-game road trip.
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