Mar 11, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan (21) checks the Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty (19) into the boards during the 3rd period at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Rangers 3-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers' Roundup: 3/12/14

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Good morning New York Rangers fans! It’s the morning after a game day and it’s not a good one as the Rangers lost 3-1 last night to the Carolina Hurricanes. Did you miss the game or do you need a recap? You can check it out here. Now that we’ve got that taken care of, lets get to the news.

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The Rangers loss last night was not so much about the scoreboard, but it was about the effort that the players put on the ice. The Rangers didn’t play like a team that wanted to win, after the game last night, a few Rangers had some words about their effort tonight and even the newest Ranger had some choice words, check that out here.

Lets move to something more positive, one of the best things we’ve seen from the roster since the return from the Olympics is the play of Derek Stepan. The one thing the team has needed is for it’s first line to step up, and Stepan has begun to do that and it’s helped the team tremendously, check that out here.

Now, everyone knows that the Rangers have a team that can contend, but what does their prospect pool look like? How does the Rangers prospect pool match up against that of other organizations? Well, if you’re curious there’s a break down of all the team’s prospect pools and their rankings here.

So, with all the news we’ve got here lets enjoy it and be prepared for the Rangers upcoming back to back in Minnesota and Winnipeg! Have a good day everyone!

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