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As soon as the charity game in Atlantic City ended last week, rumors and hope of another one started to pop up.

Todd Fedoruk, who organized the game in AC, said that he liked the idea of trying to put on a game in Central Park.

Following the game in AC, Brad Richards told?Ranger Rants ?It?s fun for us to do this stuff. It?s a great feeling to get out there?(But) you need a lot of people behind the scenes. We?re always looking for ideas and opportunities but you need people behind the scenes. You?ve got to find these people to volunteer. Hopefully, we can do more. I?d love to.?

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I drove down from North Jersey with my family and arrived in Atlantic City around 5:15.? We waited until around 5:30 and walked onto the boardwalk standing in the cold for a half hour with many other anxious fans until the doors finally opened.? I was amazed at how many different teams? jerseys I saw, most of which were Flyers.? Walking in I could feel a buzz in the crowd, some people started ?Let?s Go Rangers? chants and much louder chants for the Flyers.? After getting our tickets scanned, I went and bought a t-shirt for the event, to be sure I could get one before they were sold out.? Everyone throughout the arena was friendly and excited, looking forward to finally seeing some hockey.

The arena was very neat, being that there was a stage at one end, and every seat felt close to the ice.? For warm-ups I walked down to the glass and along with many other Rangers fans (I was on the team NY side) were pounding on the glass cheering on our favorite players (many of which acknowledged us as opposed to a regular game).? After warm-ups were over, we headed back to the seats and waited for the game to begin.

They began by announcing the starting line ups, and it was clear that team Hartnell was preferred among the fans.? The loudest boos were for James Neal and Coach Vinny from the Jersey Shore.? After the National Anthem Hartnell and Richards addressed the crowd from center ice, thanking us for our support and saying how impressed they were with the response they got from sponsors, players, and fans in such a short time period.

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Following his 56 save performance in a charity game on Saturday night, Henrik Lundqvist was the main topic of conversation as his game looked to be in top shop even as Hank hadn't played in a game since May.

Simon Gagne, who was stopped many times by Lundqvist told the Daily News that the Rangers may want to think about trying to put an end to the lockout.

[sny-box color=E6F1FF]"The Rangers should call the league and tell them we should start playing pretty soon, because he's (throwing) away a lot of talent right now. Even in a game for fun, we're taking real shots, (making) real plays, and he was very tough to beat." [/sny-box]

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Images are via Andrew W. His story from Saturday night will appear tomorrow.

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Read about Richard's experience in AC, HERE.

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Sent by Richard Baktis

I was lucky enough to attend the game last night and I have to say it was one of the best hockey experiences I have been a part of. I came down from Wantagh NY to AC to watch and it was worth every Penny Spent and Mile Driven (the money won at the tables was a nice side bonus too!)

The game was All-Star game tempo with some actual defense played. Dan Girardi was in mid season Defensive form as well in the 1st Period I think he forgot it was a charity game and not a Regular Season Game. Tons of WE WANT HOCKEY!!! chants all night. The FIRE BETTMAN!! chants started before we even got inside the arena.

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Pictures via Jason.....read his recap, HERE.

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Sent by Jason Arbeitman

Team NY, led by captain Brad Richards got off to a blistering start, by scoring 4 goals on their first 7 shots against New Jersey?s Martin Brodeur and raced out to a quick 4-0 lead that they would never relinquish in a 10-6 win at Caesar?s Boardwalk Hall in Saturday night?s Operaiton Hat Trick charity game. James Neal led the way for Team NY with 4 goals alongside Brad Richards? 3 assists along with Henrik Lundqvist?s 57 saves. Lundqvist was in mid season form making many eye-popping saves, including 23 saves in the first period alone.

Team Philly made their way back into the game early in the 2nd period by scoring 3 unanswered goals in the first 7 minutes of the 2nd period, but Team NY would re-gain their multiple goal lead halfway through the period and would never look back.

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https://twitter.com/NYDNRangers/status/272538941935206400

Jeff Klein wrote in the NY Times, "Team Richards goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who last played competitive hockey in May, when the Rangers lost to the Devils in the Eastern Conference finals, was brilliant. He stopped three breakaways, four penalty shots and 56 shots in all, showing the spectacular form that earned him the Vezina Trophy last season."

Andrew Wisniewski tweeted, "he was stopping everything, breakaways, odd man rushes, tip-ins, it was quite the sight...even the flyer fans were applauding"

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http://twitter.com/#!/AGrossRecord/status/272523533907808256

From Sam Carchidi:

  • Lundqvist robs Clarkson.
  • Lundqvist with spectacular saves on Subban, Hartnell and Williams in 35 sec. span. King Henry in midsession form.
From Tim Panaccio:
  • Great save Lunqvist on. Clarkson
  • Lundqvist stones justin williams
Andrew Gross:
  • Lundqvist stones Clarkson and Neal beats Brodeur on other end for 1-0 lead.
  • Typical Lundqvist. He's made 10 saves in 5:20.
  • Hank = 12 saves six minutes into game. Glove hand has been strong.
7:32PM:

http://twitter.com/metsfan2044/status/272497390806786048

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Sam Carchidi tweets that the lines for Team NY in the charity game in Atlantic City tonight will be:

  • James Neal, Brad Richards, Daniel Alfredsson
  • Bobby Ryan, Ville Leino, Corey Perry
Brian Boyle, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern and Arron Asham are also on team NY along with? Steve Eminger, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and Henrik Lundqvist

https://twitter.com/BroadStBull/status/272446578202124290

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Tonight in Atlantic City, Brad Richards and many of his teammates are taking part in a charity game to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

At Ranger Rants, Andrew Gross spoke with Steve Eminger and Brian Boyle, two of the Rangers taking part in the game, about what kind of game they think will play out today.

Steve Eminger said, ?I think it will get intense. I think it?s a different feeling than an All-Star type game. There?s not going to be hitting or fighting. But I think because we?ve been away from the game so long, a natural kind of fight in guys is going to get intense.?

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According to Jeff Klein in the NY Times, the roster for the charity game in Atlantic City on Saturday have been set.

The New York team, captained by Brad Richards, will officially have a roster of:

  • Richards, Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, Daniel Alfredsson, James Neal, Ville Leino, Brian Boyle, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern, Arron Asham and Matt Martin.
  • Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Steve Eminger, Mike Komisarek
  • Henrik Lundqvist
On the game, Richards said ?It?ll be a real, 60-minute game. The focus will probably be more on the offensive side. But we?ll put on a good show for the fans.?
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Todd Fedoruk tweeted out the official roster for the Team NY vs Team Philly Charity Hockey Game in Atlantic City this Saturday.

Team NY features:

  • Brad Richards, Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry
  • Ville Leino, Jeff Halpern, James Neal
  • Brian Boyle, Matt Martin, Taylor Pyatt
Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Steve Eminger and Henrik Lundqvist in net.

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On Saturday in Atlantic City, Rangers such as Henrik Lundqvist Brad Richards, Brian Boyle, Steve Eminger, Jeff Halpern and potentially Ryan Callahan will join Martin Brodeur, Steven Stamkos, Drew Doughty, Bobby Ryan and some of the Flyers for a charity game to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

While talking about the game, Jeff Halpern said in the Washington Post Times that the lack of competitive hockey that has been played lately could create a nice atmosphere for the game, ?It?s not as intense as a playoff game, but I think because guys are sick of the practices with each other all the time, you?re looking for a bit of competition. It?s a good excuse to just play a hockey game.?

Halpern added that a game like this has been talked about since the Hurricane first hit, ?If we were playing, we would have a much easier forum to be able to give back to a lot of the affected areas and a lot of the communities. Right when the hurricane first hit, I think we wanted to do something like this.?

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Henrik Lundqvist will be one of the goalies in the Operation Hat Trick charity Hockey Game next week in AC, according to Tim Panaccio.

Ryan Callahan will also participate

Ranger teammates Brad Richards, Steve Eminger, Jeff Halpern and Brian Boyle will also be there.

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9:08AM: For more info, visit CSN PHILLY

8:31PM: Panaccio says that the rosters are Hartnell, Richards, Ryan, Timonen, Dan Carcillo, JVR, Williams, Gagne, Braydon Coburn, Ville Leino, Steve Eminger, Jeff Halpern, Brian Boyle, Jody Shelley and James Neal.

So the Rangers participating are Richards, Eminger, Halpern and Boyle.

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