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Ya boys have lost one in a row, four of six, five of eight.
Hey, remember that game where they scored more than one goal, in Newark? That was the only such time they’ve hit the two-goal mark in the last six. They have scored four goals, total, in the other five games.
J.T. Miller (left wrist) is out. Kris Newbury replaces him in the lineup. Arron Asham returns. Matt Gilroy is prucha’d.
Henrik Lundqvist in goal.
For those who missed it earlier, Stu Bickel cleared waivers and was assigned to Connecticut (AHL).
The Rangers entered the day in ninth place on a tiebreaker, behind Carolina, which has the same record but more regulation/OT wins. Buffalo is two points behind the Rangers, with the Capitals and Islanders one each behind the Sabres.
By the way, these would be the actual Eastern teams’ records if OT/skills competition losses counted as losses, since , you know, OT/skills competition wins count as wins.
(entering today’s games; *-Weak Southeast leader):
1. Pitt 24-8.
2. Montreal 20-11.
4. Boston 20-10.
5. Ottawa 17-15.
6. Toronto 17-15.
7. Carolina 15-15.
8. Rangers 15-15.
9. Devils 15-17.
10. Washington 14-17.
11. Philly 13-17.
12. Islanders 13-18.
13. Tampa Bay 13-18.
14. Buffalo 13-19.
15. Florida 9-23.