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Rangers Limp Into Game Seven; Betts Out After Brashear Hit

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

New York Rangers centre Blair Betts will miss Game 7 of their playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night after suffering a broken orbital bone from a hit by Washington's Donald Brashear. 

The loss of Betts is huge for the Rangers.  Betts is the key to a penalty kill that has frustrated the Capitals throughout the series, and he is the Rangers' best face-off man. 

Betts left Game 6 on Sunday half way through the first period after a hard, late hit by Capitals' hit man Brashear.

The series has been nasty from the start.  From the Rangers side, Sean Avery took a run at Mike Green in Game One, and Colton Orr tried to injure Niklas Backstrom in Game Two.&...

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