Marc Staal returns after 2 months

Updated: May 7, 2013, 1:52 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- If there was anything that rivaled the sound of a jubilant Madison Square Garden crowd as the buzzer sounded on a 4-3 Rangers win over the Capitals, it was the thunderous ovation that greeted defenseman Marc Staal on Monday night.

After missing two months with an injured right eye, Staal made a much-anticipated return to the lineup for Game 3. The 26-year-old blue-liner had not played since taking a puck to the right eye in a game against the Flyers on March 5.

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