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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - March 1, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Henrik Lundqvist suffered his first loss since December 28 on Tuesday, snapping a 13-0-2 unbeaten streak.

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SWEDISH ELITE LEAGUE
Vastra Frolunda (Lundqvist) 2, Djurgardens 4
Well, it happens to even the best of them every so often. Henrik Lundqvist, riding a 13-0-2 unbeaten streak into Tuesday's game in Djurgardens, suffered his first loss since December 28 as Vastra Frolunda fell 4-2. Lundqvist turned aside 20 of 24 shots on the night to close the 2004-05 Swedish Elite League regular season with a 33-9-8 record. He ranks ranks among the Swedish Elite league goaltending leaders in several categories, including: goals against average (1.79, first), save percentage (.936, first), shutouts (6, first), total saves (1145, third), minutes played (2641:51, third) and game played (48, fourth-T). The loss also snapped Frolunda's nine-game unbeaten streak (8-0-1), closing out the regular season with a 33-7-9 overall mark, sitting atop the league.
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CZECH REPUBLIC EXTRALEAGUE
Trinec 3, Sparta Praha (Marek) 7
Sparta Praha closed its 2004-05 regular season on Tuesday with a 7-3 drubbing of Trinec in Czech Republic Extraleague play. Sparta Praha forward Jan Marek tallied a goal and added four penalty minutes in the win. Marek closed the regular season out strong, posting two goals and seven assists for nine points in the final six games.
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OTHER SCORES:
FIN: TPS (Korpikoski) 2, JYP (Immonen) 4 >>
OHL: Kitchener 2, Guelph (Callahan) 1 >>
WHL: Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 3, Regina 1 >>
WHL: Brandon 5, Saskatoon (Bahensky) 4 >>
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