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Rangers reclaim eighth with 5-2 victory

Saturday, 04.09.2011 / 2:46 PM

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer / Devils-Rangers: A live-blog

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Rangers reclaim eighth with 5-2 victory
The Rangers did everything they could Saturday afternoon to get themselves into the postseason. Now they have to hope for a little help.

Chris Drury scored his first goal of the season in his first game in more than two months, and Ryan McDonagh scored the winner as the Rangers took care of business by beating the New Jersey Devils 5-2 at Madison Square Garden.

It's now up to the Tampa Bay Lightning to the beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. If the Hurricanes win, they will get the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot while the Rangers will be left out for the second season in a row.

Vinny Prospal put the icing on the cake by converting a 2-on-1 pass from Artem Anisimov at 10:49 of the third period.
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I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets