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Rangers thriving on the big stage

With another win over an elite opponent, Blueshirts showing they can beat the best

Updated: November 30, 2011, 12:55 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Call it what you will: A measuring stick, a heated battle between division rivals, or simply a big game.

Whatever test it was the Rangers faced against Sidney Crosby and the league-leading Penguins, they passed.

The Rangers didn't dominate for 60 minutes -- they had to fight to preserve a one-goal lead in the third -- but all their big-name players stepped up when needed in the team's 4-3 win over the Penguins.

And like they have in rattling off seven straight wins ...

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