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Rangers Top Leafs, Break 5-Game Losing Streak

Feb. 16, 1964 - Camille Henry of the New York Rangers scored the decisive goal at 5:42 of the third period tonight as the Blueshirts broke a five-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden. The 145-pound Henry’s 25th goal of the season gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead and sent the New York fans in the crowd of 15,509 home in a happy frame of mind. Henry was happy too — he picked up an extra $500 from the Rangers for his goal. HIs contract stipulates an extra $500 for each five goals over 20. “I wouldn’t mind getting to 30,” he said after the game.

The Rangers’ fourth goal, scored by Earl Ingarfield, his 14th, was scored into an empty net as Toronto coach Punch Ilach pulled Johnny Bower to send six forwards at Ranger goalie Jacques Plante in the final seconds. The Rangers’ other two goals tonight were scored by Phil Goyette and Vic Hadfield.

Before the game, coach Red Sullivan had said: “I still think we can bounce back and catch Detroit. We made up 9 points earlier this year, and it’s still not too late.” The Montreal Canadiens beat the Red Wings tonight, 5-2, cutting Detroit’s margin to 7 points over New York in their fight for the fourth and final Stanley Cup playoff spot. Montreal and the Chicago Black Hawks each have 69 points. Toronto has 57, the Red Wings 53, and the Rangers 46.



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