The Rangers were within one after two periods, but they couldn't find the net again in a 4-1 home loss Thursday to Minnesota. Adam McQuaid, who likely will be traded before Monday's deadline, was pulled in the first period and didn't return for "precautionary" reasons. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 of 33 shots. >> Box score
- 15:04 MIN Jared Spurgeon (Power Play;) Assists: Eric Staal, Ryan Donato
- 5:06 NYR Pavel Buchnevich (Power Play;) Assists: Tony DeAngelo, Ryan Strome
- 8:41 MIN Mikael Granlund; Assists: Greg Pateryn, Zach Parise
- 11:03 MIN Zach Parise
- 17:23 MIN Jordan Greenway (ENG;) Assists: Eric Staal, Ryan Donato
The Rangers host the rival Devils Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.