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New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan controls the puck past Sparta's center Mario Bliznak during the NHL Premiere Challenge hockey game against Sparta Prague in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sept. 29, 2011)

Rangers preseason 2011

The Rangers in action leading up to the 2011-12 regular season.

Sparta's Jiri Moravec, right, falls down on the
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Sparta's Jiri Moravec, right, falls down on the ice after hitting New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello during the NHL Premiere Challenge hockey game between New York Rangers and Sparta Praha played in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sept. 29, 2011)

New York Rangers players, center, celebrate their second
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New York Rangers players, center, celebrate their second goal during the NHL Premiere Challenge hockey game against Sparta Praha in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sept. 29, 2011)

New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh, Sparta's Alex Foster
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New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh, Sparta's Alex Foster and Ranger's Michael Del Zotto, from left, fight for the puck as Ranger's Mats Zuccarello looks on during the NHL Premiere Challenge hockey game between New York Rangers and Sparta Praha played in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sept. 29, 2011)

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New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan, centre, tries to
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New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan, centre, tries to score past Sparta's goalie Tomas Poepperle checked by Sparta's defender Dusan Zovinec during the NHL Premiere Challenge hockey game between New York Rangers and Sparta Prague in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sept. 29, 2011)

New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan controls the puck
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New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan controls the puck past Sparta's center Mario Bliznak during the NHL Premiere Challenge hockey game against Sparta Prague in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sept. 29, 2011)

Sean Avery of the New York Rangers
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Sean Avery of the New York Rangers is hit by Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Danny Briere collides with New York
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Philadelphia Flyers' Danny Briere collides with New York Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky in the first period of a preseason game in Philadelphia. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo and New York Rangers'
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Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo and New York Rangers' Dale Weise fight in the first period of a preseason game in Philadelphia. (Sept. 26, 2011)

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New York Rangers' Dale Weise collides with Philadelphia
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New York Rangers' Dale Weise collides with Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek in the first period of a preseason game in Philadelphia. (Sept. 26, 2011)

New York Rangers' Andreas Thuresson (55), of Sweden,
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New York Rangers' Andreas Thuresson (55), of Sweden, and Brian Boyle (22) celebrate after Thuresson's goal as Philadelphia Flyers' Matt Read skates by in the first period of a preseason game. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Ryan Bourque of the New York Rangers skates
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Ryan Bourque of the New York Rangers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers
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The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers mix it up in the first period following a hit by Tom Sestito of the Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Artem Anisimov of the New York Rangers is
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Artem Anisimov of the New York Rangers is stopped by Ilya Bryzgalov and Andreas Lilja of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

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Brian Boyle #22 and Dan Girardi #5 of
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Brian Boyle #22 and Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers celebrate a second-period goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Henrik Lundqvist sweeps aside a shot by Wayne
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Henrik Lundqvist sweeps aside a shot by Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Brandon Dubinsky of the New York Rangers moves
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Brandon Dubinsky of the New York Rangers moves past Matt Walker of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Brandon Dubinsky slides into the net past Ilya
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Brandon Dubinsky slides into the net past Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist tries to keep the
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist tries to keep the puck away from Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds in the second period of a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

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Sean Avery of the New York Rangers checks
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Sean Avery of the New York Rangers checks the scoreboard following an altercation with the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Brandon Dubinsky is checked by Zac Rinaldoof the
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Brandon Dubinsky is checked by Zac Rinaldoof the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Harry Zolnierczyk tries to get a
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Philadelphia Flyers' Harry Zolnierczyk tries to get a shot past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Stu Bickel in the second period of a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Sean Avery of the New York Rangers is
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Sean Avery of the New York Rangers is hit by Braydon Coburn of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Dale Weise of the New York Rangers hits
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Dale Weise of the New York Rangers hits Harry Zolnierczyk of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen in the second period of a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov goes after the
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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov goes after the puck against the New York Rangers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, and New York
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Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, and New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh collide in the third period of a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Andreas Thuresson of the New York Rangers skates
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Andreas Thuresson of the New York Rangers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, and New York
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Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, and New York Rangers' Ryan Bourque collide in the third period of a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

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Stu Bickel of the New York Rangers
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Stu Bickel of the New York Rangers checks Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Rangers lost, 5-3. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo and New York Rangers'
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Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo and New York Rangers' Dale Weise fight during the first period of a preseason game in Philadelphia. (Sept. 26, 2011)

Mike Rupp #71 of the New York Rangers
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Mike Rupp #71 of the New York Rangers fights with Eric Boulton #22 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

New Jersey Devils' Jacob Josefson, of Sweden, falls
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New Jersey Devils' Jacob Josefson, of Sweden, falls to the ice as he falls over New York Rangers' Kris Newbury (45), of Canada, during the second period of a preseason hockey game. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers
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Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal at 1:32 of the second period as Ryan Callahan #24 looks on in their preseason game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Mike Rupp #71 of the New York Rangers
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Mike Rupp #71 of the New York Rangers hits Jacob Josefson #16 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers is hit by Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers scores in the first period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers scores in the first period off the leg of Adam Larsson #42 of the New Jersey Devils and past goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

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Newly named captain Ryan Callahan #24 of the
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Newly named captain Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers skates in warmups prior to his game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers skates in warmups prior to his game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 23, 2011)

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