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Chris Kreider wins the 2022 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award

7:51PM: On MSG, Kreider said:

  • “There are a lot of guys very, very deserving of that award before probably myself, that being said, it’s probably the greatest honor that I’ve experienced as a pro hockey player. Knowing what that award means seeing some of the guys before who won it. I think it was kind of hard to stay composed. I couldn’t be more grateful….the list is pretty long. Obviously getting to share the moment with the McDonald family, Steven’s name was incredible. I think it’s something that’s kind of difficult to articulate considering what he means to the city, what the family means to the city. We are lucky enough to play a game for a living….”
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Copp and Chytil IN, Kakko still out against Carolina

Andrew Copp and Filip Chytil will return to the lineup tonight against Carolina. (MSG)

Kaapo Kakko remains out. (MSG)

Patrik Nemeth will pair with Braden Schneider on the third pair and Igor Shesterkin is in net.

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The Hurricanes can clinch the Division with a win over the Rangers tonight

The Hurricanes will clinch the Metro Division today if they beat the Rangers in any fashion.

The Rangers (3 games left including tonight) are four points back of the Hurricanes (2 games left including tonight) with one game in hand.

The Rangers are already guaranteed to finish in at least Second in the Metro and will have home ice in the first round.

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Updates from the Rangers on Monday

6 PM: Gerard Gallant spoke after practice and said (NYR):

  • On the whole roster being on the ice, “full house out there, nice to see…..they’re all game time decisions (laugh). I haven’t…I just got off the ice and once they tell me…I’ll talk to the trainers later today and see how they feel.”
  • On getting them games or getting them 100%, “100% is more important than a couple of games.”
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What Gerard Gallant said after the loss in Boston

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the loss in Boston and said (MSG):

  • Did you feel the team was trying to force too much in the first two periods, “I agree, 100%, that is exactly what happened. They play a real good defensive structure game and don’t give you a whole lot and you’ve got to earn it and we earned it a lot more in the third period, but the first two periods we tried to create a little too much, and turned some pucks over.”
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Bruins beat Rangers 3-1

First Period:

  • David Pastrnak (39) Assists: Charlie McAvoy (45), Brad Marchand (43)

Second Period:

  • Taylor Hall (18) Assists: David Pastrnak (34), Erik Haula (26)

Third Period:

  • Mika Zibanejad (29) (Power Play) Assists: Alexis Lafreniere (12), Chris Kreider (24)
  • Trent Frederic (7) Assists: Charlie Coyle (27), Craig Smith (18)