By Neil Keefe
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It seems like the hockey world is split on whether or not the new All-Star Game format worked or was successful, but now the All-Star break is over and the focus turns to the second part of the season, which begins on Monday night. The Rangers begin the “second half” with 61 points and in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, but injuries have taken a toll on the team and the Rangers will gradually start to get back some of their injured players beginning this week.
With the Connecticut Whale becoming the New York Rangers, the Rangers are getting production from unlikely sources as their big names get healthy. But one thing has remained constant for the Rangers again this year, and that has been the play of All-Star Henrik Lundqvist.
Jesse Spector, Rangers beat writer for the New York Daily News, joined me to talk about what we have seen from the Rangers through 52 games and what we can expect to see from them over the last 30.