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News and notes for Monday, February 13th, 2017

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Tonight marks the beginning of a three game stretch of intra-divisional games for the the Rangers, as the team will square off against the Columbus Blue Jackets later tonight. If Henrik Lundqvist is able to record another victory tonight, he will move into a tie with NHL legend Chris Osgood for 11th place on the all time wins list. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks details how Dan Girardi's recovery from an ankle injury has been slower than anticipated (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch hears from Henrik Lundqvist about  despite being proud of recording 400 wins, there is still more work for Lundqvist to do (NY Daily News)
  • Steve Zipay notes that despite Lundqvist's chase for history, it may be time to give Antti Raanta his first start since returning from injury (Newsday)
  • Game Preview: The Rangers head into Columbus for the final time this season with hopes of evening up the season series (CBS)
  • Jared Clinton questions if Henrik Lundqvist belongs in the debate as to who is the greatest goalie in NHL history (The Hockey News)
  • Tom Dianora highlights the career year that J.T. Miller has put together so far (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jess Rubenstein delivers a prospect update, with bits on Ryan Gropp, Tyler Wall, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Dave Shapiro compiled some of the more memorable tweets after Lundqvist recorded his 400th NHL victory (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Michael Monti lists Alain Vigneault's top five moments as New York's bench boss (Blue Line Station)
  • Alexandra Russo discusses how Chris Kreider has become the Rangers' most dangerous weapon (Blue Line Station)
  • He appeared in eight games for New York during their failed 2010 playoff run, and has played for more NHL teams than any other Swedish hockey player. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Anders Eriksson (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL:

  • Frank Seravalli hears that Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has been offered an in-person hearing for high-sticking Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (TSN)
  • Eric Engels highlights how sub-par goaltending has played a role in the Montreal Canadiens' recent struggles. Surprisingly, the calls of Carey Price being "done" or "washed-up" are few and far between. (Sportsnet)
  • Ken Campbell introduces Zho Yunjie, a Chinese billionaire who wants to help grow the game of hockey in his native country (The Hockey News)