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Brad Richards played a whopping 9:21 minutes on the power play Sunday.

The Rangers were 1-6 with the man-advantage as second unit forward Benoit Pouliot scored the lone goal. After a big three point effort in Game 1, Richards did not garner a point in a 4-2 loss on Sunday.

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Brad Richards' three-point game in the Rangers' playoff opener was particularly special given how little he played in the 2013 postseason.

Former Rangers coach John Tortorella moved Richards to the fourth line and eventually removed him from the lineup entirely. Tortorella ended up getting fired and Richards already has more points in the 2014 playoffs than he had in the Rangers' entire 2013 playoff run.

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Brad Richards was excellent in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Thursday night.

Richards registered a goal and two assists in the victory, leading the way for a Blueshirts team that has struggled offensively all season. Mats Zuccarello, Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan also found the back of the net for New York while Martin St. Louis picked up two helpers in the win.

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Brad Richards is trying not to think about the possibility that this might be his last playoff run with the New York Rangers.

Richards might be the subject of an amnesty buyout over the summer. "It's been in the back of my mind to a certain extent, it would be a lie if I said it wasn't there," Richards said. "But it's not affecting me or weighing on me, or having any impact on my preparation or my game." Richards will turn 34 in May and his contract comes with an annual $6,666,667 cap hit through 2019-20. This is the last summer that the Rangers will have the option of using an amnesty buyout, which is different from a normal buyout in the sense that it completely removes the player's cap hit from the team's books, to get out of the ugly final seasons of that deal.

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Brad Richards scored twice in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.

Richards snapped a four-game point drought. He now has 20 goals and 51 points in 80 games in 2013-14.

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Brad Richards scored a goal and registered an assist in the Rangers' 4-3 loss to the Flames Friday night.

Richards has been struggling lately with only four points in his last 11 games. He has 18 goals and 31 assists overall in 75 games this season. Brian Boyle and Raphael Diaz also scored for the Rangers.

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Brad Richards snapped out of a scoring slump with a goal on Monday.

Richards had just two assists in his previous 10 contests. "It was a great overall game by him," teammate Ryan McDonagh said, referring to Richards. "He was back to himself where he was seeing plays and finding guys away from the pack of guys. He gets guys the puck with time and space. He created a goal for himself. That's little plays like that that don't always show up in the scoresheet. But you definitely take notice of that." Richards now has 17 goals and 47 points in 71 games this season.

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Brad Richards is fine after X-rays on his finger proved negative.

Richards was slashed on Friday by Eric Staal. He is expected to be in the Rangers lineup on Sunday against Detroit. Richards has three goals and seven points in his last nine games to give him 45 points in 64 games. Unfortunately his minus-10 rating hurts his fantasy value.

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Rangers center Brad Richards required an X-ray on his finger after Eric Staal's stick whacked him on his left hand on the opening shift of the third period in New York's 4-2 win over Carolina Friday night.

Staal went unpenalized for slashing despite Richards arguing for a call and slamming the door behind him when he returned to the bench. Despite slight swelling, Richards doesn't anticipate a problem. "I don't think that's going to be an issue," Richards said. "It's a bit of a stinger while it happens and, hopefully, tomorrow I wake up a little sore and move on."

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The Rangers hope Brad Richards receives a boost from gaining old teammate Martin St. Louis on his right wing.

The Rangers' center, who signed a mega free-agent deal with New York in 2011 has yet to discover his elite scoring touch on Broadway. St. Louis might help him find it though, as the two combined for several dominant offensive seasons and a Stanley Cup during their tenure together in Tampa. Carl Hagelin is the third skilled forward on the Rangers' second line.