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Rangers' 2011-12 season report card

The Blueshirts came up short of the Stanley Cup, but there's a lot to be proud of

Updated: May 27, 2012, 12:11 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

A heartbreaking overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals bounced them from the playoffs, but the New York Rangers should feel nothing but pride for a remarkable season in which they cultivated a winning culture and built a firm foundation for the future.

Sure, they still need to target an elite offensive weapon this offseason (and possibly a top-pair defenseman, too). But the organization took a pivotal step forward in reaching the third round of the playoffs with a young team chock full of potential.

Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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