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Pregame: Rangers vs. Dallas

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Today's Game
The Rangers prospects conclude play in the Traverse City Prospect Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., today when they face off against the Dallas Stars for the eight-team field's fifth-place finish. Game time is 2:30 p.m. on the Huntington Rinki at the Traverse City Centre Ice complex. On Tuesday afternoon, the Rangers fell 5-4 to the Minnesota Wild. The Blueshirts had tied that game at 3-3 early in the third period before Minnesota broke it open with two goals. Kelsey Tessier, Andrew Yogan, Evgeny Grachev, and Ethan Werek scored for the Rangers, who got 22 saves from goaltender Cam Talbot. The Rangers completed their Gretzky Division round-robin schedule at 1-2-0, while Minnesota remained ubeaten and advanced to tonight's tournament championship game against host Detroit. Following today's game, the team will return to New York, where several of the Traverse City players will be taking part in the Rangers' 2010 NHL training camp, which begins on Friday at the MSG Training Center.

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Today's Opponent
Tomas Vincour
Dallas has brought 25 players to Traverse City, including 15 whose NHL rights are currently held by the team. Playing in the tournament's Howe Division, the Stars posted a 4-1 win over St. Louis in their second round-robin game, but suffered a 6-1 loss to Detroit in the opener and were beaten 3-1 by Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Ranked No. 24 out of 30 in the Hockey News Future Watch edition that focuses on the strength of NHL teams' pipelines, the Stars have five 18-year-olds on their roster and 10 more experienced players who participated in the Traverse City tournament a year ago. The highest-ranked Future Watch prospect on the team is Scott Glennie, a right wing who came in 27th overall on the 75-player Future Watch list. Glennie, a former first-round draft pick, has been playing on the Stars' second line. The team's first-line right wing, Tomas Vincour, has been one of its top players in this tournament with two goals. Danish defenseman Philip Larsen, who spent most of last season in Sweden, is the only player on the Dallas roster with NHL experience, having posted an assist in his two games with Dallas last year. Jack Campbell, the goaltender who led Team USA to a gold medal in the 2010 World Junior Championship before being taken by Dallas in the NHL Entry Draft's first round, is one of the bigger names on the team, but he has split the goaltending with Tyler Beskorowany, who could get his second start today.

Follow the Game Live
There are two ways to follow the game in progress. Complete in-game commentary with descriptions of plays, goals, etc., can be found here on The site offers a tournament scoreboard, standings, and individual box scores.

All-Time at Rangers vs. Wild at Traverse City
Sept. 12, 2006 Dallas 6, Rangers 5 (third-place game)
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