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RALEIGH Authentic Oliver Bjorkstrand Jersey , N.C. (AP) 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 postseason chase earlier in the week.”Especially when you’re officially eliminated, you want to end on a good note,” alternate captain Mika Zibanejad said. ”You want to be able to get something out of it, and it’s just easy to lay down and just not care Ryan Murray Jersey , but that’s not how we are as individuals in here.”Jeff Skinner scored and Cam Ward made 18 saves for the Hurricanes, who will miss the playoffs for the ninth straight year – the longest active postseason drought in the NHL. For the third consecutive season, their official elimination came in their 79th game.”I think we’ve known for a while, obviously, so officially, unofficially, we’ve still got to be ready to work and be a pro and show up and win games and play well for our fans Sergei Bobrovsky Jersey ,” co-captain Jordan Staal said.Lundqvist’s third victory against Carolina this season helped the Rangers finish off a sweep in the series. New York won the first three games by a combined 17-5, but this was Ward’s first start of the season against them. Carolina’s previous three losses came with Scott Darling in net.Skinner’s goal with 11:53 remaining made it a one-goal game, but the Rangers locked down after that, ending the game by killing a slashing penalty to Hayes over the final 74 seconds.”You’ve just got to stick to your system,” defenseman Brady Skjei said. ”We felt confident that we could kill it off, and when it comes down to 6-on-4, you’ve got to keep it compact and just try to keep pucks to the outside. That was kind of our mindset Womens Seth Jones Jersey , and a few good sticks by our guys and that clear at the end by (Mats Zuccarello) was huge.”Sproul scored first with 16:59 left in the second period. After Paul Carey dug the puck out of the corner, he found Sproul skating unimpeded between the circles and he ripped it past Ward for his first goal.Then, with Zibanejad in the penalty box for tripping, Jesper Fast led a rush and threaded a pass to Hayes for a short-handed goal with 6:37 left in the second. That put the Rangers – who entered 21-0-1 when leading after two periods – up 2-0 after 40 minutes.”The shorty’s the game-winner, right?” Carolina coach Bill Peters asked rhetorically. ”That’s the difference in the hockey game.”NOTES: Sproul’s goal left D Rob O’Gara as the only Rangers skater in the lineup without at least one goal on the season. … Carolina C Derek Ryan, who assisted on Skinner’s goal, has points in four straight games.UP NEXTRangers: Continue their season-ending four-game road trip at New Jersey on Tuesday night.Hurricanes: Will try to play spoiler at Florida on Tuesday night.— GLENDALE Sonny Milano Jersey , Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have undergone massive changes in recent years, parting ways with key players while overhauling their roster.Defenseman Oliver Ekman Larsson has been the one constant and he’s going to be in the desert a long time.The Coyotes signed the two-time All-Star defenseman to an eight-year contract extension on Sunday that averages $8.25 million per year.The contract comes on the heels of a six-year, $33 million contract Ekman-Larsson signed in 2013.Arizona also signed Niklas Hjalmarsson to a two-year contract averaging $5.5 million per year, locking up its top two defensemen, and added forward Michael Grabner to a three-year contract averaging $3.35 million.”Oliver is one of the NHL’s premier defensemen and we are ecstatic to have him signed for the long-term,” Coyotes GM John Chayka said. ”He’s a special player and person and we want to build our team around him. You can’t win in this League without a star, elite defenseman and we’re fortunate to have that in OEL. We look forward to many years ahead with him as our leader on and off the ice.”The 26-year-old Swede was an All-Star for the second time in his career last season http://www.officialbluejackets.com/authentic-adidas-zach-werenski-jersey , finishing with 14 goals and 28 assists. Ekman-Larsson is second among Arizona defensemen with 102 career goals and 290 points since being selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2009 NHL draft.”This is a very happy day for me and my family,” Ekman-Larsson said. ”I have always loved living and playing in Arizona and this is where I want to be. I signed with the Coyotes because I believe in our team, I believe in our fans and I believe in this market and I want to win here.”Ekman-Larsson has taken over a leadership role with the Coyotes since the team parted ways with long-time captain Shane Doan last offseason and overhauled their roster with younger players. Arizona recently traded Max Domi, one of its top young players, to Montreal for young scorer Alex Galchenyuk.The 30-year-old Grabner had 27 goals and nine assists in 80 games with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils last season. The Austrian forward has scored 20 or more goals four times in nine seasons, including 27 each of the past two.Grabner has 158 goals and 91 assists with five teams since being selected with the 14th overall pick of the 2006 draft by Vancouver.—

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