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New York Rangers’ new fourth line injected energy

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Rangers coach John Tortorella cobbled together a new fourth line in Game 4 to match the grit and relentless play of the Bruins and give his team a jolt of energy after it fell behind Boston, three games to none, in this second-round series.

The trio of Micheal Haley, Kris Newbury, and Derek Dorsett proved the perfect tonic — at least for one game — to the Bruins’ supremely effective fourth line of Daniel Paille, Shawn Thornton, and Gregory Campbell.

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan lauded the new line, which played about only eight minutes but gave the Rangers a discernible surge.

“Newbs and Hales created good energy and played a lot of strong shifts in Boston’s end,’’ Callahan said. “They stepped right in and played well. We needed that.”

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