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Post Game Xtra: Notes, Quotes, Stats


              Amid all the frustration in the locker room about another close game---the last twelve games have been decided by one or two goals---Brandon Dubinsky was upset about the Rangers inconsistent work ethic.   
              “Honestly, I don’t care if it’s a one or ten (goal differential), it’s a loss,” Dubinsky said . “I thought we outworked them today; I don’t think we outworked New Jersey the other night. I’m upset because the way we played today is the way we need to play, but consistently.”
              Dubinsky, who did not record a shot on goal, also was surprised that the Flyers were not whistled for any penalties in a gritty game. “Especially that team,” he said.  It was the third time in Flyers history that they have gone an entire game without a penalty and the first since Nov. 26, 2000.
            With 66 points, the slumping Rangers remained in 7th place in the East, two points ahead of the idle Hurricanes, who they face in Raleigh on Tuesday. They are six points ahead of the ninth-place Sabres, who lost 2-1 to the Capitals…Among the possible wingers from the Connecticut Whale to replace Marian Gaborik: Evgeny Grachev, Brodie Dupont and Kris Newbury….Brandon Prust, who was a minus-2 and appeared to be having pain in his aching thumb, played just 39 seconds in the third period…The third d-pair, Michael Del Zotto and Matt Gilroy, played just 1:08 and 1:25 in the third…Will the Rangers pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman this week?....Vinny Prospal played just 11:17 and had one shot…Wojtek Wolski scored his first goal in 10 games and had six shots…Derek Stepan scored his 15th goal and won eight of 13 faceoffs.  The Rangers are 0-4 against the Flyers for the first time since 2003-04... The Flyers are a league-best 20-7-3 on the road…Daniel Carcillo, Claude Giroux and Kris Versteeg all snapped eight-game goal droughts.

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