Stanley Cups: 4
2011-'12 record: 51-24-2-5, 109 points (1st in Atlantic, 1st in East)
2011-'12 playoffs: Def. Ottawa Senators 4-3; def. Washington Capitals 4-3; lost to New Jersey Devils 4-2.
Coach: John Tortorella (384-322-100, 14th NHL year, 2nd team)
Top returning scorer: RW Marian Gaborik (41 goals, 35 assists, 76 points)
Top returning goalie: Henrik Lundqvist (39-18-5, 1.97, .930)
Key additions: RW Arron Asham; C Michael Haley; LW Taylor Pyatt; C Jeff Halpern; LW Rick Nash; D Stephen Delisle; D Matt Gilroy.
Key subtractions: C Artem Anisimov; C Brandon Dubinsky; D Tim Erixon; LW Ruslan Fedotenko; LW Brandon Prust; C John Mitchell; D Jeff Woywitka; LW Sean Avery; LW John Scott.
Goaltending: Only a Stanley Cup is missing from Lundqvist’s resume, which includes an Olympic gold medal, a Vezina Trophy, an NHL First All-Star Team selection and three appearances in the NHL All-Star Game.
Player to watch: LW Chris Kreider. Joined Rangers after helping Boston College to NCAA title and produced 5-2-7 totals in 18 playoff games. Big, strong player with powerful wrist shot and an excellent skater, but still needs work on defensive side of the game.
Icing: Rangers quickly signed D Michael Del Zotto and Gilroy to new contracts the day after the lockout officially ended . . . Projected top line of Gaborik, Nash and Brad Richards combined for 96 goals last season . . . Gaborik says he’s ready to go following off-season shoulder surgery.
PHT: A comeback win in Game 3 gave Ottawa hope, and the Senators seek a repeat result tonight to level the series.
PHT: After coming back home in an 0-2 hole, the Sharks are now even with the Kings after holding on to win Game 4 Tuesday night.
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Highlights: Sharks even series with Kings
The San Jose Sharks capitalized on their scoring chances in the first period and the early part of the second period in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Kings. After falling behind by two goals, the Kings almost cut the lead in half in the second period, but the referee blew the play dead as the puck was about to cross the goal line. The series is now tied at two.
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