Meanwhile, the Rangers snapped a seven-game losing streak by virtue of a wild 6-5 overtime victory over the Canucks in Vancouver on Thursday.
"It was a roller coaster, that's for sure -- a lot of goals, a lot of chances," said veteran Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who made 50 saves to improve his record this season to 24-21-5. "It was a battle. It feels good to win a game. We can smile for once. I'm just tired of losing. I don't care how we win as long as we win."
After dropping out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the Rangers were sellers at the NHL trade deadline and made several deals with an eye on improving the team heading into next season.
Center Ryan Spooner, who was acquired from the Boston Bruins in a deal that sent left winger Rick Nash the other way, is fitting in nicely with the Rangers. << Read more
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