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Rangers’ Richards on win: “We needed it”

Jan 24, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

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The New York Rangers’ 4-3 overtime win against the Boston Bruins wasn’t always as pretty as Marian Gaborik‘s hat trick, but it gave the hyped squad their first victory of the season.

Brad Richards, 32, told ESPN’s Katie Strang how important it was to end that two-game opening skid.

“I can’t tell you how much we wanted that win. We needed it,” Richards said.

Technically, the Rangers might not have actually needed to win, yet one can sense the desperation growing for struggling teams like New York’s 0-3 division rivals in Philadelphia.

A look at the standings does indicate how much more comfortable things are with that W. The Rangers are now ranked fourth in the Atlantic and 12th in the East, but at least they’re not one of the three remaining teams* without a single point.

If you want a summary of how they generated that much-needed victory, these highlights should do the trick:

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* – That tormented trio includes the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes.

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