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Aaron Volpatti #54 of the Vancouver Canucks goes (Credit: Getty Images)

Aaron Volpatti #54 of the Vancouver Canucks goes hard into the boards after collioding with Chris Drury #23 of the New York Rangers during the game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

Rangers 1, Canucks 0

The Rangers did what the Isles couldn't do two nights prior, taking down one of the league's best teams.

Vancouver Canucks left wing Mason Raymond (21) and
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Vancouver Canucks left wing Mason Raymond (21) and New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) play for possession of the puck during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

Vancouver Canucks center Manny Malhotra (27) is pushed
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Vancouver Canucks center Manny Malhotra (27) is pushed by New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) as he controls the puck during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

New York Rangers left wing Brandon Prust (8)
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New York Rangers left wing Brandon Prust (8) and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) play for possession of the loose puck along the boards during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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New York Rangers left wing Brandon Prust (8)
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New York Rangers left wing Brandon Prust (8) and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) play for possession of the loose puck along the boards during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

=Aaron Rome #29 of the Vancouver Canucks checks
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=Aaron Rome #29 of the Vancouver Canucks checks Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers to the ice during the game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

MIKAEL SAMUELSSON, Canucks Right wing Contract: UFA in
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MIKAEL SAMUELSSON, Canucks
Right wing
Contract: UFA in 2012, $2.5 million cap hit

Coming off a career year, Samuelsson has 17 goals in 60 games this season -- more in line with his career average than last year's sudden spike to 30 goals at age 33. His $2.5 million hit this year and next wouldn't be a deterrent to a trade. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis recently said he's satisfied with his secondary scoring, but with several of his top defensemen currently injured, would he consider dealing Samuelsson to bolster his blueline?

Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks fires
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Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks fires a shot during warmups prior to the start of the game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

Ryan Kessler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks tips
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Ryan Kessler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks tips the puck wide of Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during the game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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Aaron Volpatti #54 of the Vancouver Canucks goes
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Aaron Volpatti #54 of the Vancouver Canucks goes hard into the boards after collioding with Chris Drury #23 of the New York Rangers during the game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 13, 2011)

New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh, front left, fights
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New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh, front left, fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks' Manny Malhotra, front right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Jan. 13, 2011)

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, right, of
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, right, of Sweden, stops a shot on-goal by Vancouver Canucks' Mason Raymond (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Jan. 13, 2011)

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