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Western Canadian streak ends vs. Oilers

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 shots, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat the road-weary New York Rangers 2-0 on Saturday night.


Corey Potter also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game skid and improved to 3-2-2 after late collapses cost them the two previous games.

The Rangers (2-2-2) lost for the first time on their four-game swing to Western Canada. New York is playing its first seven games of the season on the road, concluding Monday at Winnipeg, before returning to renovated Madison Square Garden for the home opener on Thursday.

The Rangers got a scare when top goalie Henrik Lundqvist left the game in the third period because of a skate problem that caused cramping in his foot. He was replaced by Martin Biron who made three saves.
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