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Henrik Lundqvist was the starting goalie during the Rangers 3-2 loss to Carolina. He stopped 34-of-37 shots in the first game of the best-of-five qualifying round series.

Fantasy Impact: It was Lundqvist's 128th consecutive postseason start for the Rangers after Igor Shesterkin who was expected to start on Friday night was ruled out.

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Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and had an assist during a 3-2 game 1 qualifying loss to Carolina. He also fired four shots on goal in over 25 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was his fifth career playoff goal in 29 games played. This season Zibanejad posted 41 goals and 34 assists in 57 games played.

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Igor Shesterkin stopped 31 of 33 shots faced in a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Shesterkin avenged his rough performance from Saturday with a stellar outing against the struggling Stars. He will improve his record to 10-2-0 with a 2.52 GAA and 0.932 SV% in 12 appearances.

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Jesper Fast earned the secondary assist on Kaapo Kakko's first goal scored on the night in a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Fast has 12 markers and 29 points in 68 games played this year.

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Kaapo Kakko buried two goals as the Rangers defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2 Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: This was Kakko's first time scoring since Feb.9 and his second multi-goal game of his career. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 65 games this season.

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Pavel Buchnevich dished out the secondary helper on Mika Zibanejad's first period goal during Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

Fantasy Impact: Buchnevich has now extended his point streak to six straight games. He has 15 markers and 45 points in 67 games played.

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Brendan Lemieux provided the primary assist on Mika Zibanejad's first period goal as the Rangers defeated the Stars 4-2 Tuesday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Lemieux has six goals and 18 points in 58 games played this year.

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Artemi Panarin dished out the lone helper on Adam Fox's early first period goal as the Rangers jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Stars Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: There's not much else to say about Panarin except he has been extraordinary this season. He has 32 markers and 94 points in 68 games played this season.

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Adam Fox buried a goal just 19 seconds into the first period to give the Rangers an early 1-0 lead over the Dallas Stars Tuesday evening. He also provided the secondary assist on Kaapo Kakko's second goal of the game as the Rangers would win 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Fox is currently riding a three-game point streak and has had a multi-point performance in his last two contests. He has eight goals, 40 points, and a plus-22 rating in 69 games played this year.

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Brett Howden dished out the secondary assist on Tony DeAngelo's late third period goal as the Rangers got burned by the Devils 6-4 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Howden has produced a point in three of his previous five games played. He is up to nine goals and 18 points in 68 contests this season.

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Brendan Smith provided the primary assist on Greg McKegg's third period goal as the Rangers would lose 6-4 to the Devils Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has three goals, eight points, and a minus-12 rating in 60 contests this season.

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Tony DeAngelo scored a goal with 43 ticks remaining in regulation to cut New Jersey's lead down to 6-4 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: DeAngelo's goal had little meaning as the Rangers appeared to have packed it in while being down by three scores prior. He has 15 goals, 53 points, and a plus-ten rating in 66 games this year.

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Greg McKegg scored a goal 13:42 into the third period to cut the New Jersey lead down to 5-3 Saturday. He also provided the primary helper on Tony DeAngelo's third period goal as well to make it a 6-4 game in favor of Jersey. The Devils would hang on to win 6-4.

Fantasy Impact: McKegg tried sparking a comeback for the young Rangers squad as they found themselves down by three goals more than halfway through the third frame of action. It was not enough as the Devils did way too much damage for the Rangers to dig themselves out of it. He has five goals and nine points in 51 games played this season.

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Julien Gauthier provided the primary helper on Filip Chytil's first period tally to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead over the New Jersey Devils Saturday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Gauthier has yet to score a goal at the NHL level. The Rangers are hoping he will be an integral member of their squad for many years to come. He has three points in 15 games played this season.

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Filip Chytil helped get the Rangers on the board first with a goal 5:34 into the first period against the New Jersey Devils Saturday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Chytil put an end to an eight-game goalless drought that dates all the way back to Feb.19. He has 14 markers and 23 points in 59 games played this season.

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Alexandar Georgiev stopped 29 of 34 shots faced as the Rangers managed to outlast the Capitals 6-5 in OT Thursday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Georgiev was far from sharp in this contest as he coughed up leads for the Rangers on four separate occasions throughout the contest. Still, he did just enough to keep the Rangers in the game and get the win. He will improve his record to 17-14-1 with a 3.05 GAA and 0.910 SV% in 33 outings.

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Marc Staal dished out the secondary helper on Tony DeAngelo's second period marker in a 6-5 OT win over the Washington Capitals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Staal has two goals, 11 points, and a plus-three rating in 49 games this year.

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Ryan Strome provided the primary assist on Mika Zibanejad's first period power play tally to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

Fantasy Impact: Strome has 18 markers and 59 points in 66 games played this year.

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Chris Kreider fractured his foot while blocking a shot in the first period Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Source: Vince Z. Mercogliano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no timetable set for when Kreider will be eligible to return, but it is very likely he will miss a significant portion of the final month of the 2019-20 regular season. Before getting injured, he had 24 goals and 45 points in 63 games played. He will be missed, but the Rangers cannot afford to wallow in self-pity as they only have about a month remaining to qualify for the post-season.

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Ryan Lindgren provided assists on goals scored by Phillip Di Giuseppe and Adam Fox as the Rangers rolled over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Lindgren is certainly coming along nicely in the Rangers rebuild process. He is looking like he will be an important piece to their future moving forward as well as their playoff aspirations for 2019-20. Through 53 games this year, Lindgren has been able to maintain a plus-14 rating along with 14 points.

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