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Frolov breaks out of slump with pair

Alex Frolov was missing gimmes. He found the net just twice in his first 16 games as a Ranger. So yesterday, he tried a new stick, scored two goals - one while falling on his rear end - and added two assists.

"Sloppy goal. I had just put my stick on the ice and it went in there," said Frolov, who was a two-time 30-goal scorer with the Kings. "It was a pretty nice combination [passes from Marian Gaborik and Erik Christensen]."

And using a new stick?

"I wish it would be that easy, but it's probably not just the stick," Frolov said. "You can't control those type of things . . . I know what I expect from myself and I know what the organization expects from me and when you can't score for a while you feel a lot of frustration and finally when you break it, it feels unbelievable. "

Biron earns third win

Martin Biron, subbing for Henrik Lundqvist, out with sinus problems for the second straight game, made 19 saves and earned his third win. "I didn't really have to respond that much," Biron said. "The guys did the responding for me."

Biron allowed goals 28 seconds apart early in the second period. Shawn Horcoff's goal, to make it 2-1 Oilers, went off his glove and in at 3:13 of the second period. The Rangers answered four minutes later with two goals in 25 seconds.

Boyle: 8 goals, 0 assists

C Brian Boyle scored his eighth goal of the season and added to a statistical anomaly: He has no assists . . . C Artem Anisimov scored his sixth goal and third in two games.

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