On Lundqvist, who said he tried to kick Kaberle's shot into the corner: "He fights, he's a battler...and he's going to be the reason why we get in (to the playoffs)...

        On Avery:  "Tough break, not only for him, but more importantly, for the hockey club."...The feisty wing's left knee is expected to be examined tomorrow

        Just as an aside, I can't remember hearing Lundqvist drop the f-bomb, and I've covered him since he was a rookie. He was furious with himself.

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        D Anders Eriksson, in his Rangers debut, played 14:08....With Avery out indefinitely, I assume that P.A. Parenteau will stick around. He had four shots in 16:03 and was a plus 1.

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           Atlanta won last night, so the Rangers remain in 10th place, two points behind the Thrashers, with 78. To reach 90 points, the Blueshirts will have to run the table. A  6-0-1 finish gives them 89. A 6-1 run would be enough for 88. The Flyers need four wins or some combination of eight points for 88.

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        Leafs coach Ron Wilson: "We got lucky there in the end and it cost the Rangers a big point."

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         The Rangers have no practice scheduled on Sunday, and will return to the rink. on Monday.