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Rangers fall to EV Zug, 8-4

Monday, 10.03.2011 / 4:46 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Rangers World Tour

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Rangers fall to EV Zug, 8-4
ZUG, Switzerland -- Playing their fourth game in five nights in five different countries, the road-weary New York Rangers fell victim to Swiss club EV Zug on Monday, losing 8-4.

The Rangers trailed 3-1 late in the first period, but got goals from Mike Rupp and Artem Anisimov in the final 1:13 to end the period tied at 3-3.

However, a pair of former NHL players, Glen Metropolit and Josh Holden, scored 41 seconds apart to put the Swiss club up 5-3 after two periods. The Rangers didn't have the gas left in the tank to climb back into the game.

Check NHL.com for full game coverage as well as this blog for more notes about all the day's action.


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