Ex-Rangers goalie Martin Biron announces retirement

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former New York Rangers goaltender Martin Biron Sunday announced his retirement from the game after being put on waivers.

NHL: St. Louis 5, New York Rangers 3

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- David Backes scored twice during a three-goal outburst in the second period that boosted the unbeaten St. Louis Blues over the New York Rangers 5-3 Saturday.

NHL: San Jose 9, New York Rangers 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Rookie Tomas Hertl scored four goals Tuesday to lead the San Jose Sharks in a 9-2 romp over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Montreal 3, New York Rangers 0

MONTREAL, March 30 (UPI) -- Carey Price posted his third shutout this season Saturday and the Northeast Division-leading Montreal Canadiens knocked off the New York Rangers 3-0.

NHL: New York Rangers 4, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Martin Biron turned aside 28-of-29 shots shots and Brian Boyle notched the game-winner Sunday in the New York Rangers' 4-1 win over Washington.

NHL: Montreal 3, New York Rangers 0

MONTREAL, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Erik Cole's unassisted goal in the second period Saturday broke a scoreless tie and Montreal went to a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 (SO)

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- John Tavares scored during a second-period rally and had the game-winner in a shootout Thursday, lifting the New York Islanders over the New York Rangers 4-3.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Tampa Bay 2

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Carl Hagelin scored what proved to be the decisive goal late in the third period Saturday and the New York Rangers held off Tampa Bay 3-2.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Rangers 3

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's James Neal logged a pair of goals Sunday and the Penguins won a second straight to start the season, 6-3 over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New York Rangers 2

PITTSBURGH, April 5 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury tied a franchise record for career wins Thursday and Pittsburgh clinched the No. 4 playoff seed with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby had an assist in his return to the ice Thursday, helping Pittsburgh claim its 10th straight win with a 5-2 decision over the New York Rangers.

NHL: New York Rangers 4, Carolina 2

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Brad Richards racked up a three-point night with two goals and an assist Tuesday, elevating the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over Carolina.

NHL: Ottawa 4, New York Rangers 1

OTTAWA, March 8 (UPI) -- Ben Bishop won his second game in as many starts this season Thursday, making 25 saves in bringing the Ottawa Senators a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., March 1 (UPI) -- Brandon Prust gave New York a two-goal lead early in the third period Thursday and the Rangers held on to defeat Carolina 3-2.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 (SO)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Moulson's goal in the fourth round of the shootout Friday gave the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers.
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Martin Biron
Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby scores the winning goal against Philadelphia Flyers goalie Martin Biron during a shot out at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 4, 2007. (UPI Photo/Stephen Gross)

Martin Gaston Biron (born August 15, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played professionally for the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, and New York Islanders. His younger brother Mathieu plays for the Hamburg Freezers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Biron started his hockey career on the Beauport Harfangs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, 16th overall. He got his first NHL start for the Buffalo Sabres in the 1995–96 season. After posting a 5.04 goals against average, with zero wins and two losses, he was sent back to the QMJHL to improve. After the 2000–01 season, he was a consistent goaltender for the Sabres, as his play in the crease improved drastically.

Biron, along with Rob Ray and Dominik Hašek, was one of the three Sabres who, in three consecutive years, the NHL made a specific rule against. The "Biron rule" was in regards to which number players could wear on their jerseys, the league limiting it to whole numbers between 1 and 99 (later limited to numbers between 1 and 98 because of the league-wide retirement of number 99 for Wayne Gretzky). Biron was the only NHL player affected as only he wore "00". Upon his return to the NHL three seasons later, Biron switched to number 43, a number he has worn ever since. Biron has always been a fan favorite in Buffalo.

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