....before I head to Garden for Tampa Bay game. Last couple get-togethers have been well-attended and spirited, folks.

               Trying to clear up some paperwork and catch a little extra sleep tonight, so all you loyalists can have the evening off as well. Three games in next five days and five in nine before the three-game West Coast trip.

             Next report will be from the morning skate; the club was off today. I'd expect the same lineup vs. the Lightning, who are in that 5-13 bunch in the East separated by about eight points. Rangers are 11-11-4 at home, 22nd in the NHL. Tampa is 7-13-5 on the road.

              Oh, that 3-on-4 goal by Dubinsky, banging in the rebound off the Callahan rush? First Rangers 3 on 4 since Adam Graves' goal against Florida on Oct. 25, 1996. So don't expect another real, real soon...

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             Still poking around on the UFAs who might be of interest.