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Rangers' power play continues to fizzle out

Keith Yandle of the Rangers skates against the

Keith Yandle of the Rangers skates against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 2, 2015. Credit: Jim McIsaac

With an 0-for-4 effort Tuesday night, the Rangers' power-play problems continued. Since defenseman Keith Yandle arrived from Arizona at the trade deadline, the Rangers' power play is 1-for-10, with fellow defenseman Dan Girardi scoring the only goal in Detroit.

"We haven't had a lot of power plays since he's been here," coach Alain Vigneault said before the game. "We're working on it in practice, and we haven't had a lot of practice time, either, but I'm confident with him coming into our group, we're going to be all right."

In the five games against the Islanders, the Rangers were 0-for-13 with the man advantage. The other half of the special teams was superb, however: The penalty-kill was 4-for-4 and has allowed just one goal in the past 16 opportunities.

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