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Flooding in Detroit leaves one dead, delays Chrysler production

Flooding in Detroit leaves one dead, delays Chrysler production

DETROIT, Aug. 12 (UPI) --One woman is dead, thousands of cars have been abandoned and Chrysler is operating on a delayed schedule after Detroit was hit with over five inches of rain.
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NHL: NY Rangers 4, Phoenix 3

The New York Rangers pushed their winning streak to four games in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Former U.S. goalie Mike Richter: climate change threatens Winter Games

Former U.S. goalie Mike Richter: climate change threatens Winter Games

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. goalie Mike Richter fears that climate change is threatening the future of the Winter Olympics.
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Rangers goalie Lundqvist agrees to contract extension

Rangers goalie Lundqvist agrees to contract extension

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has agreed to a long contract extension, the New York Rangers said Wednesday.
'Duck Dynasty' stars to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

'Duck Dynasty' stars to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Kellie Pickler, Kristin Chenoweth and the stars of "Duck Dynasty" are to take part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, NBC announced.

Granato leads hockey hall of fame list

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Cammi Granato, who helped the U.S. women to the 1998 Olympic gold medal, will be the first woman inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL: NY Rangers 2, Atlanta 1 (SO)

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Brendan Shanahan scored the only goal in the shootout Thursday, giving the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over Atlanta.

Richter retires from NHL

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Veteran goaltender Mike Richter, who backstopped the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Report: Richter to retire

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- It appears goaltender Mike Richter has had enough.

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Sather to coach Rangers

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- General Manager Glen Sather of the New York Rangers Thursday named himself coach of the New York Rangers for the remainder of the season.

Rangers fire Bryan Trottier

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The New York Rangers fired first-year coach Bryan Trottier Wednesday after three dismal losses dropped the team with the NHL's highest payroll to 11th place in

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Chicago sends Mironov to Rangers

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday sent Boris Mironov to New York for a fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft.

NY Rangers 2, San Jose 1 (OT)

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Petr Nedved scored at 2:25 of overtime and newly acquired Mike Dunham made 25 saves to lift the New York Rangers to their first victory in six games Monday nigh
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Thomas Richter finds other things to do while his dad former New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter waves to the fans while his team number 35 is retired during Feb. 4, 2004 ceremonies at Madison Square Garden. (UPI/Ezio Petersen)
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Michael Thomas Richter (born September 22, 1966 in Abington, Pennsylvania) is a former National Hockey League (NHL) goaltender. One of the most successful American-born goaltenders in history, he is best known for having led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup title in 1994 and for repeatedly representing the United States in international play. Due to his success, Richter is a part of the Class of 2008 in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, alongside his former Rangers teammate Brian Leetch.

He attended and played for Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, he also played at the Wissahickon Skating Club. After playing for the United States in the World Junior championships in 1985, he played for the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1985–1987, and the Rangers made him the 28th overall pick in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He would again represent the US in the World Junior championships, World championships, and the 1988 Calgary Olympics before making his NHL debut in the 1989 playoffs. Though he lost the one game in which he played, he was soon a regular member of the club, posting 12 wins against 5 losses in his rookie season as the Rangers' backup goaltender. The next two seasons, he would split playing time with the Rangers' veteran goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck, he was selected to represent the U.S. in the Canada Cup.

Vanbiesbrouck was traded before the 1993–94 season and Richter had his first season as the team's number one goaltender, posting a career-best 42 wins and 2.57 goals-against average as the Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy. His play was a key factor in the Rangers' Stanley Cup championship win over the Vancouver Canucks. During the season, Richter was named MVP of the All-Star Game. Because of this, the Rangers are the only team to have hosted an NHL All-Star Game, had one of their own named MVP of an All-Star Game, win the Presidents' Trophy, and win the Stanley Cup in one single season. He became the eighth goaltender in history to post four shutouts in one playoff season, and over the next few years he would consistently be ranked among the world's top goaltenders. He led the United States to victory in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, with his efforts earning him Most Valuable Player honors.

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