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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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

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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.
New York Newsday

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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.
| 04/04/2014 12:08 PM
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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.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
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.
Rotoworld.com

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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.
Katie Strang on Twitter

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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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
Rotoworld.com

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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.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
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.
Steve Zipay on Twitter

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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

Impact
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.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
NY Post

Impact
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

Impact
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.
Bergen-Record

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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.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
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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Impact
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.
Roman Jedlicka

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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

Impact
"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.
Steve Zipay on Twitter

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
Ryan McDonagh's offensive game blossoming | 03/26/2014 11:09 PM
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Ryan McDonagh netted a goal for the Rangers in their 3-1 victory against the Flyers on Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Since entering the league about four years ago, McDonagh has been known for his stingy defense and not his offense. But now, under the offensively-minded Alain Vigneault, McDonagh's offensive game is blossoming. His 14 goals are tied for fifth among blueliners, and his 43 points are tied for 11th. He also had two penalty minutes and was a plus-two in this game. Fourth liners Derek Dorsett and Dominic Moore also scored for New York in the win.
Henrik Lundqvist brilliant in win over Flyers | 03/26/2014 11:05 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves as the Rangers took down the Flyers on Wednesday night 3-1.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Lundqvist, who was 1:53 away from a shutout, was brilliant in this game, making a number of top-notch saves. He has now won five straight games and is playing some of his best hockey of the season. He has a 2.41 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. The Rangers have a three-point lead on the Flyers for the second spot in the Metropolitan Division.
Daniel Carcillo (flu) is out Wednesday | 03/26/2014 3:00 PM
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Daniel Carcillo missed the Rangers' Wednesday morning skate due to the flu.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

Impact
Carcillo will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He has four points and 98 penalty minutes in 52 contests this season.
John Moore (concussion) resumes skating | 03/26/2014 2:17 PM
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John Moore was on the ice Tuesday for the first time since being concussed on Friday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Moore will travel with the Rangers on their upcoming four-game road trip. That doesn't necessarily mean his return is imminent, but he is encouraged by his progress. "I feel a lot better," Moore said. "I've had a couple of good days in a row and it feels like I've turned the corner. It's awesome."
Derek Stepan (illness) is feeling better | 03/26/2014 12:20 PM
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Derek Stepan is feeling better after attempting to play through an illness on Monday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Stepan was limited to just 7:04 minutes as a result and after the game, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault admitted that he shouldn't have let them play. Stepan will center the Rangers' top line on Wednesday.
Martin St. Louis is good to play Wednesday | 03/26/2014 12:19 PM
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Martin St. Louis (flu) is fine to play on Wednesday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
St. Louis played through the illness on Monday, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault regretted that decision as he wasn't close to 100%. St. Louis is feeling better though and is projected to play alongside Rick Nash and Derek Stepan.
Kreider out Wednesday, won't travel with team | 03/26/2014 12:17 PM
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The New York Rangers aren't ready to confirm or deny the report that Chris Kreider has a broken bone in his hand.
The Bergen Record

Impact
The Rangers plan to offer more details about the severity of Kreider's hand injury in the coming days, but what we know for certain is that he won't play Wednesday. Kreider will also stay in New York while his teammates kick off a four-game road trip in Calgary on Friday.
Rangers call up J.T. Miller | 03/26/2014 10:30 AM
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The Rangers have summoned J.T. Miller.
Andrew Gross on Twitter

Impact
No real surprise there, given that Chris Kreider is sidelined with a hand injury. If the reports on Kreider are true, then he will miss what's left of the 2013-14 campaign and Miller will almost certainly finish the season with the Rangers.
Rangers, Flyers preparing for key game | 03/26/2014 10:13 AM
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The New York Rangers are preparing for a key game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
The match might be a playoff preview given that the two squads currently occupy the second and third seeds in the Metropolitan Division. Under the new playoff system, each second place team will face the third place team in their respective divisions while the division winners get paired up with Wild Card squads in the first round. In addition to this being a game that could set the tone for their potential first-round series, the Flyers and Rangers are only separated by a single point and therefore both still in the running to earn home ice advantage in the opening playoff series.
Chris Kreider suffers long-term injury | 03/25/2014 8:29 PM
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Chris Kreider suffered a serious injury to his hand on Monday night and will be sidelined for at least the rest of the regular season and possibly longer.
Bob McKenzie

Impact
Bob McKenzie suggests it might be a broken bone in the hand. Regardless, it appears the 22 year-old's season is over if the Rangers don't make it through the first round of the playoffs. The big sophomore winger was having a solid season with 17 goals and 37 points through 66 games.
Daniel Girardi gets a goal and assist Monday | 03/25/2014 10:07 AM
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Daniel Girardi had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 4-3 overtime win on Monday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Girardi is more of a defensive defenseman, but he has chipped in offensively with five goals and 22 points in 73 games this season. He inked a six-year, $33 million extension on Feb. 28.
Derek Stepan attempts to play through flu | 03/25/2014 10:04 AM
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Derek Stepan (flu) only logged 7:04 minutes in Monday's 4-3 overtime win against Phoenix.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault made the decision to let Stepan attempt to play through the illness and later regretted that choice. "They didn't look good," Vigneault said, also referring to Martin St. Louis, who similarly attempted to play through the flu. "They both said they wanted to play but, at the end of the day, I've got to take that out of their hands because they had no energy and, obviously, it showed." Stepan and the Rangers are off Tuesday before they face Philadelphia on Wednesday.
St. Louis plays Monday, but shouldn't have | 03/25/2014 10:01 AM
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Martin St. Louis (flu) played on Monday, but he was limited to just 11:04 minutes of ice time.
The Bergen Record

Impact
After the game, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault admitted that he made a mistake in letting St. Louis play through the illness. St. Louis now has no goals and three assists in 11 games with the Rangers. New York is off Tuesday, so he will get a bit of time to recover from the flu.
Brad Richards ends scroing slump Monday | 03/25/2014 9:58 AM
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Brad Richards snapped out of a scoring slump with a goal on Monday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Richards had just two assists in his previous 10 contests. "It was a great overall game by him," teammate Ryan McDonagh said, referring to Richards. "He was back to himself where he was seeing plays and finding guys away from the pack of guys. He gets guys the puck with time and space. He created a goal for himself. That's little plays like that that don't always show up in the scoresheet. But you definitely take notice of that." Richards now has 17 goals and 47 points in 71 games this season.
Ryan McDonagh lifts Blueshirts to victory | 03/24/2014 10:20 PM
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Ryan McDonagh enjoyed a superb game for the Rangers in Monday's 4-3 overtime win against Phoenix.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
In addition to scoring the overtime winner, McDonagh added a pair of assists for a three-point night and lifted his season total to a career-best 42. Derick Brassard, Brad Richards and Dan Girardi also contributed goals for New York in the win while Carl Hagelin and Benoit Pouliot each recorded a pair of assists.
Henrik Lundqvist wins despite struggles | 03/24/2014 10:16 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist wasn't exceptional on Monday, but he did enough to earn a win in the Rangers' 4-3 overtime defeat of the Coyotes.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Despite allowing three goals on 21 shots in the game, King Henrik has now won four straight decisions and has improved his record to 29-22-4 for the season. More importantly, the Swedish netminder holds a 17-6-2 mark over his last 25 decisions, rewarding the fantasy owners who stuck with him after a rocky start.
Derek Dorsett is a game-time decision Monday | 03/24/2014 4:29 PM
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Derek Dorsett (flu) will be a game-time decision for Monday night.
New York Newday

Impact
He didn't play against New Jersey on Saturday because of the flu, but he participated in Monday's morning session. Dorsett is feeling much better and his chances of playing are better if Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan can't suit up because of the flu bug as well.
Stepan, St. Louis may sit Monday with the flu | 03/24/2014 4:19 PM
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Derek Stepan missed Monday's morning skate because of the flu.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Martin St. Louis also wasn't on the ice and the two of them are listed as game-time decisions for Monday's contests versus Phoenix. If you need them then it might be in your best interest to roll the dice and keep them in your lineup.
Martin St. Louis (flu) to be a game-time call | 03/24/2014 4:16 PM
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Martin St. Louis (flu) will be a game-time call on Monday.
The Bergen Record

Impact
He didn't skate in the morning. St. Louis has no goals and three assists in 10 games with the Rangers this campaign.
Rangers to recall J.T. Miller | 03/24/2014 4:14 PM
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J.T. Miller will join the Rangers on an emergency basis for Monday's game against Phoenix.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan will be game-time decisions because of the flu. Miller has six points in 28 games this season.
Henrik Lundqvist gets 2nd star of the week | 03/24/2014 1:53 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist earned the second star of the week for the period ending Mar. 23rd.
NHL.com

Impact
He posted a 3-0-0 record, including a shutout, with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage. The goose egg was the 50th of his career and his fifth of the season year.
Henrik Lundqvist will get most of starts | 03/24/2014 6:23 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist will get most, if not all of the starts down the stretch for the Rangers.
New York Daily News

Impact
It is likely that Cameron Talbot will only get a start if the Rangers clinch a post-season spot, or if Lundqvist really needs a night off. "Hank's our guy, and if we're going to get in - everybody's winning right now - it's (going to be) because Hank plays like Hank," coach Alain Vigneauly said. Lundqvist is 28-22-4 this season with a 2.42 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Look for him to be between the pipes when the Rangers take on the Coyotes Monday.
Martin St. Louis still goalless as a Ranger | 03/24/2014 6:15 AM
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Martin St. Louis has yet to find the back of the net in 10 games as a member of the New York Rangers.
NY Post

Impact
St. Louis had only two goals in his last 13 games with the Lightning so he is in quite a slump as a goal scorer. The Rangers have played well despite his lack of goal scoring as they are 6-3-1 with him in the lineup.
Diaz does fine in Ranger debut | 03/23/2014 11:18 AM
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Raphael Diaz played well in his Ranger debut Saturday against the Devils.
NY Post

Impact
He paired with Kevin Klein in place of the injured John Moore, and held his own in the 16:20 of ice time he received. Most importantly, Diaz did get 4:06 of ice time on the Ranger power play. See how he does Sunday night against Toronto. If he has some success with the man advantage he may worth rostering if Moore's concussion keeps him out of action for a prolonged stretch.
Lundqvist sets Ranger record for shutouts | 03/23/2014 11:11 AM
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With his shutout in the Rangers 2-0 win over New Jersey Saturday, Henrik Lundqvist set a franchise record.
New York Post

Impact
He now has 50 career regular season shutouts surpassing the Ranger record of 49 held by the legendary Eddie Giacomin. It is a tremendous achievement for King Henrik. He is truly one of the finest of the current NHL goalies.
Derek Stepan leads Ranger charge vs. Devils | 03/22/2014 10:07 PM
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Derek Stepan scored a goal and added an assist for the Rangers in Saturday's 2-0 win over New Jersey.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Stepan assisted on Rick Nash's second period tally and followed it up with an empty-net power-play marker of his own to salt away the game. He has now reached the 50-point plateau for the second time in his career and stands one point shy of tying his career-best.
Henrik Lundqvist shuts out Devils | 03/22/2014 9:58 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers shut out New Jersey by a score of 2-0 Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
King Henrik wasn't severely tested in this outing, but he made all the stops he needed to as he turned aside 21 shots in the victory. His record improves to 28-22-4 with the win, which is his third straight positive decision. His GAA is now 2.42 while his save percentage is .919.
Raphael Diaz to make his Rangers debut | 03/22/2014 5:22 PM
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Raphael Diaz will play in his first game with the Rangers on Saturday night.
Katie Strang on Twitter

Impact
He'll occupy the left side, which isn't his regular position, with Kevin Klein against New Jersey. Diaz is also expected to see power-play time in the contest. He has 13 points in 52 games with Montreal and Vancouver this season.
John Moore out with a concussion | 03/22/2014 5:18 PM
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John Moore has a concussion.
Steve Zipay on Twitter

Impact
It was figured that he wouldn't play Saturday night and now that's been confirmed. Moore was hurt in Friday's game against Columbus on a hit into the boards by Blake Comeau.
John Moore (UBI) unlikely to play Saturday | 03/22/2014 3:26 PM
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John Moore was held out of the third period Friday and it's unlikely that he'll play against New Jersey on Saturday night.
The Bergen Record

Impact
He appeared to hit his head after a hard hit from Columbus' Blake Comeau, but he played six shifts in the second period before being forced to sit. Coach Alain Vigneault indicated that Moore may have a shoulder injury and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday. If he doesn't play then Raphael Diaz could make his Rangers debut.
Rick Nash gets 9 PIM in return to Columbus | 03/22/2014 10:37 AM
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Rick Nash had no points in his return to Columbus, but he did end up with nine penalty minutes.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Nash got two minutes for roughing after shoving Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky late in the second period. Nash took issue with Bobrovsky whacking him and knocking his stick away when he went to pick it up after the play was called dead. Columbus' Matt Calvert didn't like that, so he picked a fight with Nash early in the third period. Nash ended up with a fighting major and another roughing minor as a result.
Dominic Moore suffers an undisclosed injury | 03/22/2014 10:32 AM
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Dominic Moore sustained an undisclosed injury during Friday's game.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Moore was hurt when Columbus' Blake Comeau checked him into the backboards in the first period. Moore attempted to stay in the contest, but he didn't end up participating in the final period. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
Henrik Lundqvist was prepared to fight | 03/22/2014 10:30 AM
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Henrik Lundqvist was ready to get into a fight during Friday's game against Columbus.
The Bergen Record

Impact
Rangers forward Rick Nash started a scrum in front of the Blue Jackets' goal by shoving netminder Sergei Bobrovsky, although the Rangers would argue that Nash was provoked. Either way, a five-on-five scrum broke out while Lundqvist watched from the other side of the ice to see if Bobrovsky would end up getting involved too after the initial shove. "If he was getting involved, I'm not going to let them be six-on-five in there," Lundqvist said. "But he skated away and I didn't have to skate over. If the other guy gets involved, I guess I have to do something there." Lundqvist will start again on Saturday.
Henrik Lundqvist solid in Rangers' road win | 03/21/2014 9:45 PM
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Henrik Lundqvist was beaten just once on 26 shots during Friday night's big 3-1 victory over division foe Columbus.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
All of the goals came during the third period in this hotly contested game, in which Rick Nash made his first trip to Columbus since the blockbuster trade in 2012. Lundqvist wins his third game in his past four, and improves to 27-22-4 with a 2.47 goals against average and .917 save percentage.
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