Granlund, Staal each scored twice, Wild beat Rangers 4-2
The Rangers are facing late-season games without playoff-race meaning for the first time since 2004 when they also made numerous deadline trades. They have only missed the playoffs once since 2005-06, in DeAndre’ Bembry Jersey 2010 when the Rangers missed out on the last day of the season in a shootout loss at Philadephia.
We’re in a results-oriented business, Vigneault added. The effort and preparation is there. We just have to stay with it.
Forward Chris Kreider returned for the Rangers after missing 24 games with blood clot in right arm. Kreider last played Dec. 27 against Washington. … The Wild are 4-7-0 at Madison Square Garden … Minnesota scratched forward Chris Stewart and defensemen Jonas Brodin and Gustav Olofsson … The Rangers continued to be without injured defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan McDonagh and Steven Kampfer.
The win was the 11th in 17 games for the Wild (11-3-3) and it moved them into third place in the Central Division.
Eric Staal iced the game with an empty-net goal, his 900th NHL point.
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Gay’s commitment to ending domestic violence goes way back. He’s been a regular speaker and volunteer at women’s shelters. He was fined $5,787 in Oct. 2015 for defying the league’s dress code by wearing purple cleats with a yellow Nike swoosh. October is domestic violence awareness month, and the cleats 鈥?in the official color of the cause 鈥?were meant to raise awareness.
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Since the league instituted the My Cause, My Cleats initiative, Gay has worn the purple cleats to support the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and The Refuge House in his hometown of Tallahassee, Fla.