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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                               (Monday, March 2)
                     Final Score: NY Rangers 4, Nashville 1
 New  York,  NY ( - Cam  Talbot turned aside 25 shots to lead
 the  New  York Rangers  in a 4-1  win over the  Nashville Predators on Monday.
 New  York pulled  off several  trades  prior to  Monday's deadline,  including
 bringing  in defensemen  Keith Yandle  and Chris  Summers, along  with forward
 James  Sheppard. Yandle  made his debut on Monday and was minus-one with three
 shots  in close  to 20  minutes of  play. Marc  Staal, Chris  Kreider, Dominic
 Moore  and  Rick Nash all scored  for the Rangers,  who have won five of their
 last  six games.  Mats Zuccarello,  who  New York  signed to  an extension  on
 Monday,  and Derick  Brassard each  posted two  assists. Matt  Cullen had  the
 lone goal  for Nashville while Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on 39 shots for
 the Predators, who have lost their last three.
                       Final Score: Chicago 5, Carolina 2
 Chicago,  IL (  - Jonathan  Toews  posted two  goals and  an
 assist  to  lead  the Chicago  Blackhawks  in  a  5-2  win over  the  Carolina
 Hurricanes  on  Monday. Marcus  Kruger,  Brandon  Saad  and Marian  Hossa  all
 scored  for the  Blackhawks, who  have  won three  of their  last four.  Corey
 Crawford  stopped  27  shots  in  the win.  Chicago  debuted  its  two  recent
 acquisitions  as  defenseman Kimmo  Timonen and  forward Antoine Vermette were
 on  the ice with the  team for the first time. Timonen  was  acquired from the
 Flyers  on  Friday and was  on the  ice for the  first time this season, while
 Vermette  came to  the team  from  Arizona. John-Michael  Liles and  Alexander
 Semin  scored  for  the  Hurricanes,  who  had  a  three-game  winning  streak
 snapped.  Cam Ward  was pulled  after  the second  period as  he allowed  four
 goals on 18 shots. Anton Khudobin stopped 7-of-8 shots in relief.
 03/02 23:35:23 ET