The New York Rangers suffered what could be a huge loss when forward Ryan Callahan blocked Kris Letang's slap shot in the first period. The Rangers announced during the first intermission that Callahan suffered a broken right hand on the play and he did not return to the game.
"Obviously, we lose Cally and we're shorthanded against one of the best teams in the league, so we just tried to grind it out, get pucks to the net, and we were able to get some real nice individual goals down the stretch," said captain Chris Drury, who had missed all but one period of the Rangers' season with a broken finger before returning against Pittsburgh. "Word travelled fast when Cally got hurt, and that wasn't a good feeling at all."
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs