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NOT WILD IN MINNY, BUT STILL GET TWO BIGGIES

New York R      VERSUS      Minnesota

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 27, 2012 (Game 76, Away Game 38)
Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, MN

                                                 1st     2nd    3rd     OT      F
New York Rangers               1        1         1          –          3
Minnesota Wild                   0        2         0         –          2

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, tonight at Xcel Energy Center, and have now won four of the last five games.

FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

While the Rangers tried to peddle Evgeny Grachev for a year before trading the forward to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, they have no interest in dealing fellow Russian and former Hartford Wolf Pack center Artem Anisimov.

That’s hardly surprising after how much Anisimov improved last season, especially when skating between former Wolf Pack players Brandon Dubinsky and alternate captain Ryan Callahan, the team’s top two scorers.

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DRAFT SUMMARY

New York RangersRANGERS MAKE SIX SELECTIONS IN 2011 NHL DRAFT

Blueshirts select 4 forwards and 2 defensemen

New York, June 25, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather, along with Director of Player Personnel, Gordie Clark, oversaw the club’s activity in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The club, which held six picks in the draft, selected four forwards and two defensemen.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

The cause of Derek Boogaard’s death was never going to be easy to accept, but it was especially sad to hear that it was from an accidental mixture of alcohol and oxycodone toxicity.

That’s what the Hannepin (Minn.) County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed Friday afternoon on the eve of family members laying to rest the New York Rangers left wing/enforcer who was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment a week earlier by his brothers, Ryan and Aaron.

Unfortunately, Boogaard’s death at the far too young age of 28 was related to taking medication for pain, oxycodone, which has warnings not to mix with alcohol that could cause severe injury or death. It is also considered a very addictive drug, a narcotic pain reliever similar to morphine.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

PORTLAND, Maine – A week ago Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., Carl Hagelin experienced the biggest bummer of his hockey life.

Saturday night at Cumberland County Civic Center, Hagelin began “the next chapter of my life” while trying to put the aftereffects of the University of Michigan’s 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA championship game in his rear-view mirror. Continue reading