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Derick Brassard #16 and Brad Richards #19 celebrate (Credit: Getty)

Derick Brassard #16 and Brad Richards #19 celebrate after Brassard's first-period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena. (April 25, 2013)

Rangers vs. Hurricanes

The Rangers clinched the playoffs behind a Ryan Callahan overtime goal to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, Thursday at PNC Arena.

Ryan McDonagh is checked into the bench as
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Ryan McDonagh is checked into the bench as Carolina Hurricanes' Patrick Dwyer (39) reacts during the first period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 25, 2013)

Derick Brassard #16 and Brad Richards #19 celebrate
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Derick Brassard #16 and Brad Richards #19 celebrate after Brassard's first-period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena. (April 25, 2013)

Carolina Hurricanes' Marc-Andre Bergeron (47) and goalie Dan
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Carolina Hurricanes' Marc-Andre Bergeron (47) and goalie Dan Ellis (31) defend against Mats Zuccarello (36) during the first period of a game in Raleigh, N.C. (April 25, 2013)

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Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11), Jared Staal, second
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11), Jared Staal, second from left, Tuomo Ruutu (15), and Eric Staal (12) watch from the bench during the first period of a game against the Rangers in Raleigh, N.C. (April 25, 2013)

Brothers Eric Staal #12, Jordan Staal #11 and
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Brothers Eric Staal #12, Jordan Staal #11 and Jared Staal #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice for the opening faceoff agaist of the Rangers at PNC Arena. (April 25, 2013)

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers battles for a puck along the boards with Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena. (April 25, 2013)

From left, Jordan Staal #11, Jared Staal #13,
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From left, Jordan Staal #11, Jared Staal #13, Tuomo Ruutu #15 and Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes wait for their shift during play against the Rangers at PNC Arena. (April 25, 2013)

Mats Zuccarello beats Kevin Westgarth #8 of the
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Mats Zuccarello beats Kevin Westgarth #8 of the Carolina Hurricanes to a loose puck during play at PNC Arena. (April 25, 2013)

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Brothers Jordan Staal #11, Eric Staal #12 and
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Brothers Jordan Staal #11, Eric Staal #12 and Jared Staal #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes take the ice for the opening faceoff during a game against the Rangers at PNC Arena. (April 25, 2013)

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