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With Sundin in attendance, Rangers host Hurricanes

Dec 13, 2008 - 11:49 AM Carolina (13-12-4) at NY Rangers (19-11-2) 7:00 p.m. EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers may have more to gain than two points on Saturday.

The Rangers will attempt to impress highly sought after free-agent center Mats Sundin when they host the slumping Carolina Hurricanes.

Sundin, who notched 32 goals and 78 points with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, is looking to make a decision about the team he will play for by the end of the month.

The 37-year-old Sundin will be at Madison Square Garden and will have a meeting with New York general manager Glen Sather. The Rangers' struggling offense could definitely use Sundin, but would be hard-pressed to make room under the salary cap.

New York, which currently sits atop the Atlantic Division, does present Sundin a chance to win his first championship - especially if the Swede can provide an offensive boost.

It was the defense that let the Rangers down in Friday's 8-5 loss to the rival New Jersey Devils. New York had rallied from a four-goal deficit to force a tie with less than nine minutes to play only to see the Devils score three straight goals.

The Hurricanes are also struggling, having lost seven of their previous nine contests.

Carolina squandered a four-goal lead in the third period Thursday and lost to the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-5, in a shootout.






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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    CAROLINA 1 1 0 0 (0) 2
    NY RANGERS 2 0 0 0 (1) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARKUS NASLUND 12 (SCOTT GOMEZ, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV)
    7:27
    CAR - TUOMO RUUTU 10 (TIM GLEASON, ERIC STAAL) 7:49
    NYR - (SH) BLAIR BETTS 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM) 16:55
    2ND

    Hurricanes 2, Rangers 3  Final - 2OTDec 13 9:44 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 1 0 0 2
    NY RANGERS 2 0 0 0 2 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARKUS NASLUND 12 (SCOTT GOMEZ, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV)
    7:27
    CAR - TUOMO RUUTU 10 (TIM GLEASON, ERIC STAAL) 7:49
    NYR - (SH) BLAIR BETTS 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM) 16:55
    2ND PRD: C

    Dec 13 9:35 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CAROLINA 1 1 0 2
    NY RANGERS 2 0 0 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARKUS NASLUND 12 (SCOTT GOMEZ, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV)
    7:27
    CAR - TUOMO RUUTU 10 (TIM GLEASON, ERIC STAAL) 7:49
    NYR - (SH) BLAIR BETTS 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, PAUL MARA) 16:55
    2ND PRD: CAR - RAY WHIT

    Dec 13 9:27 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CAROLINA 1 1 2
    NY RANGERS 2 0 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARKUS NASLUND 12 (SCOTT GOMEZ, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV)
    7:27
    CAR - TUOMO RUUTU 10 (TIM GLEASON, ERIC STAAL) 7:49
    NYR - (SH) BLAIR BETTS 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, PAUL MARA) 16:55
    2ND PRD: CAR - RAY WHITNE

    Dec 13 8:32 PM


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    CAROLINA 2
    NY RANGERS 2
    2ND PRD: CAR - RAY WHITNEY 10 (SCOTT WALKER, ROD BRIND'AMOUR) 7:19

    Hurricanes 2, Rangers 2  2nd - 12:41Dec 13 8:13 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 1
    NY RANGERS 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARKUS NASLUND 12 (SCOTT GOMEZ, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV)
    7:27
    CAR - TUOMO RUUTU 10 (TIM GLEASON, ERIC STAAL) 7:49
    NYR - (SH) BLAIR BETTS 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, PAUL MARA) 16:55
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST

    Dec 13 7:43 PM


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    CAROLINA 1
    NY RANGERS 2
    1ST PRD: NYR - (SH) BLAIR BETTS 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, PAUL MARA) 16:55

    Hurricanes 1, Rangers 2  1st - 3:05Dec 13 7:39 PM


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    CAROLINA 1
    NY RANGERS 1
    1ST PRD: CAR - TUOMO RUUTU 10 (TIM GLEASON, ERIC STAAL) 7:49

    Hurricanes 1, Rangers 1  1st - 12:11Dec 13 7:24 PM


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    CAROLINA 0
    NY RANGERS 1
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MARKUS NASLUND 12 (SCOTT GOMEZ, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV)
    7:27

    Hurricanes 0, Rangers 1  1st - 12:33Dec 13 7:23 PM