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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: May 8, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Two Rangers prospects competed ipostseason games in the OHL and WHL on Tuesday. Here is a summary of their performances:


StaalMarc Staal
Position/Team: Defense/Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL -- Playoffs
Staal's Final Regular-Season Scoring: 53 games, 5 goals, 29 assists, 92 PIM
Staal's Playoff Scoring to Date: 18 games, 5 goals, 15 assists, 18 PIM
May 8: Sudbury 5, Plymouth 4 (OT) (at Sudbury) (Sudbury leads series 2-1)

Staal, the Sudbury captain, had the second assist on Patrik Lusnak's goal at 6:15 of the second period, putting the Wolves up 2-1. He later had the second assist on Justin Donati's game-winner at 3:15 of overtime. Staal also tied for the Wolves' team lead with a plus-3 rating on the night and is now plus-20 over 18 playoff games.

SauerMichael Sauer
Position/Team: Defense/Medicine Hat Tigers
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Sauer's Regular-Season Scoring: 65 games, 5 goals, 18 assists, 75 PIM
Sauer's Playoff Scoring to Date: 19 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 25 PIM
May 8: Medicine Hat 3, Vancouver 2 (OT) (at Vancouver) (Medicine Hat leads series 2-1)

Sauer tallied his first postseason goal to open the scoring on a power play at 2:45 of the first period. He also took a minor penalty in that period.

Recent Prospect Updates:
April 29 -- Wolf Pack's season comes to a close
May 4 -- Sudbury, Medicine Hat drop Finals openers
May 5 -- Sauers gets assist as Tigers even series
May 6 -- Staal assists as Wolves tie series with Plymouth

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