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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

The Wrap: Frustration after 3-0 blanking by Senators

Sidenote to start: Always appreciated skills of Mike Cammalleri. Think he could've helped the Rangers, who are still a little light on offense, when a team stifles Gaborik, Richards, etc...

The Gamer and a Girardi story is elsewhere on newsday.com, had to leave Garden a little earlier than usual, doc's appt AM.

Anyway, some pertinent extra post-game quotes:

Brian Boyle: "We’re getting those minutes, and we had some chances to score and – we gotta, I gotta score. It’s like, we had a lot of chances and getting those minutes, we’ve got to put one in the net, especially if they score one on us in the second. I think the most part of the game we were doing a pretty good job of frustrating them, but when the game was over, they had three and we had none.”
 
Henrik Lundqvist on his All-Star selection: "It’s been a good year so far, obviously I’m very proud to be there. There are a lot of good players, and it’s going to be fun to go there. But right now I don’t really think about it much. I’m more disappointed about this loss. I’m just trying to think of what I could have done differently. But I’m really happy that I got selected and I’m looking forward to it.”

John Tortorella on the gaps in Anisimov's game:  “Everything. He’s a good player. At times he’s been really good. It’s dried up a little bit. It’s not all on Artie’s shoulders, but his game the past two or three hasn’t gone this way, it keeps on going that way (signalling down).

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