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Rangers top Maple Leafs on Stepan's late goal

Scores game-winner 59 seconds after Toronto tied game

by Mike Brophy / NHL.com Correspondent

Stepan's go-ahead goal

NYR@TOR: Stepan scores go-ahead goal late in 3rd

2/18/16: Derek Stepan gets a great feed from Mats Zuccarello and buries it in the back of the net to put the Rangers ahead

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TORONTO -- Derek Stepan scored the go-ahead goal with 1:31 remaining in the third period, and the New York Rangers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday. 

Stepan beat Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier with a wrist shot from the slot for his 13th goal of the season. It came 59 seconds after Toronto's Colin Greening scored off a scramble to tie the game 2-2. 

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Situation Room

Video Review: NYR @ TOR - 9:24 of the Second Period

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Situation Room: NYR vs. TOR

Situation Room: Zuccarello's goal confirmed in 2nd

2/18/16: Video review confirms that Mats Zuccarello's backhand shot does indeed cross the goal line before bouncing out

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At 9:24 of the second period in the Rangers/Maple Leafs game, video review determined that Mats Zuccarello's shot crossed the Toronto goal line. Good goal New York.

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Rangers' McDonagh leaves game against Maple Leafs

Injured in first period; had missed four games with concussion

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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh did not start the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. 

McDonagh was injured with 1:02 left in the first period when he was elbowed in the head by Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov.  

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Video Review: NYR @ TOR - 3:58 of the First Period

Video review confirms the puck entered net in legal fashion

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Situation Room: NYR vs. TOR

Situation Room: Parenteau's goal confirmed

2/18/16: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau's goal is confirmed after a review confirms the puck deflected off his skate and entered the net legally

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At 3:58 of the first period in the Rangers/Maple Leafs game, video review confirmed that the puck deflected off of Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau's skate and entered the New York net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Toronto.

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Maple Leafs turn to Bernier vs. Rangers

Toronto goaltender to appear in 200th NHL game

by Mike Brophy / NHL.com Correspondent

RANGERS (32-19-6) at MAPLE LEAFS (20-26-9)

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; MSG, TSN4, NHL.TV

TORONTO - It has not been the dream season Jonathan Bernier hoped for.

Yet, the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender was all smiles as he prepared to play his 200th NHL game, against the New York Rangers at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

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