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Rangers Top Maple Leafs at MSG, 4-1

Feb. 17, 1963 - The New York Rangers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Madison Square Garden, 4-1, and dropped the Leafs into third place in the NHL standings. (Pictured below, Toronto’s George Armstrong battles Rangers defenseman Jim Neilson in front of New York netminder Gump Worsley.) The Rangers scored three goals in the third period while holding Toronto scoreless. Dave Balon got the first, Earl Ingarfield scored shortly thereafter, and Doug Harvey made it 4-1 at the midway mark of the period. Frank Mahovlich drilled home his 30th goal of the season for Toronto’s lone goal in the second period. New York had gone in front, 1-0, in the opening period on a shot by Don McKenney that bounced off the skate of Leafs’ goalie Don Simmons. The setbak dropped Toronto one point behind the second-place Montreal Canadiens, who defeated the Red Wings, 6-1, in Detroit.

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