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New York Rangers' Brad Richards playing for redemption in Game 5
New York Rangers' Brad Richards playing for redemption in Game 5

Vindication can be a powerful motivator, and perhaps no player wants to succeed in Game 5 as badly as New York Rangers center Brad Richards. The Rangers’ alternate captain, who contributed 20 goals and 31 assists during the regular season with five playoff goals and six assists before the Stanley Cup Final, has no points in this series and is minus-four in goals differential. And he was demoted last game to the checking fourth line, off the Rangers line with potent scorers Martin St. Louis and Carl Hagelin. “I actually played more five-on-five [Wednesday] than I did the night before,” Richards said. “You guys will read into it because I was on a different...

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