Rangers eliminate Hurricanes from playoff race with 2-1 win

RALEIGH, N.C. — The New York Rangers have known for a while they won't make the playoffs. They made it official that the Carolina Hurricanes won't, either.

Ryan Sproul scored and Kevin Hayes added a short-handed goal, and the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday night to eliminate them from the playoff race.

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves for New York, which entered having lost three straight and six of seven — going 1-4-2 in that stretch — and was formally knocked out of the...

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