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Rangers vs. Avalanche

The Rangers fell to the Colorado Avalanche, 4-2, in their 2017-18 season opener on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Pavel Buchnevich #89 of the New York Rangers
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Pavel Buchnevich #89 of the New York Rangers plays the puck in the third period against Sven Andrighetto #10 of the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers
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Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers looks on as the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a third period empty net goal at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers
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Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Mats Zuccarello #36 and Mika Zibanejad #93 of
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Mats Zuccarello #36 and Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers look on as the Colorado Avalanche celebrate an empty net goal late in the third period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers
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Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers skates in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Andrei Mironov #94 of the Colorado Avalanche skates
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Andrei Mironov #94 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against Jimmy Vesey #26 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net in the second period against Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes
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Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes a save in the third period against Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers
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Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers is introduced prior to a game against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

The New York Rangers salute the crowd prior
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The New York Rangers salute the crowd prior to a game against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers
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Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers skates Patrik Nemeth #12 of the Colorado Avalanche during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net in the second period against Tyson Barrie #4 and Blake Comeau #14 of the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net in the second period against Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the New York Rangers
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Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the New York Rangers plays the puck kin the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers
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Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Kevin Shattenkirk of the New York Rangers skates
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Kevin Shattenkirk of the New York Rangers skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers is introduced prior to a game against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers controls the puck in the first period against Patrik Nemeth #12 of the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers is introduced prior to a game against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers
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Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers wins a face off during the first period against J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers
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Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers skates in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

A general view during the national anthem prior
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A general view during the national anthem prior to a game between the New York Rangers and the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City.

A general view during the national anthem prior
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A general view during the national anthem prior to a game between the New York Rangers and the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

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