OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 18: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal with teammate Brad Richards #19 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Ottawa Senators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Rangers power play woes end – briefly

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The Boston Bruins managed to win the Stanley Cup in 2011 despite the fact that they scored just 10 power-play goals on 88 opportunities. So struggling with the man advantage is a handicap that can be overcome – but it’s obviously far better if you don’t have that issue to begin with.

That’s why New York Rangers fans had to be encouraged by Anton Stralman and Ryan Callahan’s power-play goals in the first period of Game 4 on Wednesday. The Rangers had previously gone 1-for-11 with the man advantage in three playoff contests.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and in the Rangers case that end came rather abruptly. Just as quickly as they managed to figure out this whole, score when you got more guys on the ice thing, they forgot how to do it. New York went 0-for-5 on the power-play for the remainder of the night, which allowed Ottawa to claw their way back into the contest.

The Rangers ended up losing 3-2 in overtime, which tied the series at 2-2.

Report: Ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for assaulting female (Updated)

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Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for assault on a female, per WNCN.

Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.

Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.

Video: Hextall comments on AHL d-man Pyett, who was diagnosed with sarcoma in leg

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Defenseman Logan Pyett of the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will be out indefinitely.

The team said Friday the 27-year-old Canadian has a sarcoma in his upper leg. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says the club offers “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”

Pyett signed a one-year contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after being at the Flyers’ training camp. He was selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL entry draft. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in 2012 and spent two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.