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Post-game Xtra: Notes, Quotes, Stats

Vinny Prospal, who had five shots in 16:33: “It’s been a long time and I’m very fortunate to come back and play again. There were times when I thought, ‘who knows how it’s going to turn out?’ (The goal) was like payback for all the rehab and time away.”

More Prospal: “They feed off turnovers in the neutral zone. That’s where they won the game, in the neutral zone.”

Ryan Callahan: We put emphasis on getting pucks deep. I don’t think we executed that well enough.”

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The Rangers, who have lost three straight, poured it on in the third, outshooting the Devils 15-2…. Twelve of the last 14 games have been decided by a goal (6-5-1)…Martin Biron stopped all six shots he faced…Mats Zuccarello, Artem Ansisimov and Marian Gaborik (minus-2) each had an assist…Devils won 63 percent of the faceoffs….Chris Drury played just 8:43, the fewest minutes on the team and left the locker room early…

Tortorella on Gaborik: “He had really good battle at the end of the game for us to get an opportunity when we hit the post. It needs to be consistent, all parts of the game for any player.”
 

Rangers skate at noon Friday and leave for Montreal, where they face the Canadiens at 2 pm Saturday.  Betting Biron starts...Lundqvist could be back in Detroit on Monday night, but....

 

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