Found May 23, 2012 on The Rangers Tribune:
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Through two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Rangers appeared to be fine without two key forwards in Brandon Dubinsky (ankle) and Mats Zuccarello (wrist). In fact, when injury struck during the regular season, the Rangers never were a team to lose a step because of it; they continued to trudge on and play through it, finding alternative ways to win hockey games. It appears as though their fortune may be running out as they crawl deeper and deeper into the postseason, however, as fatigue has clearly taken a toll on the team whether their head coach wants to admit it or not.  So at this time of year, especially with the Rangers in the current situation that they are, fresh legs become a major blessing when they enter the lineup. Just look to rookie Chris Kreider, who helped energize the Blueshirts since Game 3 of the quarterfinals when he made his debut against the Ottawa Senators. Or even Carl Hagelin, who is also a freshman and newcomer to the playoffs, as he conti...
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