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about turning the page from one game to the next Youth Kevin Labanc Jersey , but they also have had several outings that sting enough to linger.They are at the latter point going into a game Friday against Boston (17-10-4).Pittsburgh (13-11-6) had points in four straight games before falling 6-3 on Wednesday at Chicago, which entered the game last in the NHL with nine wins and riding an eight-game losing streak, and played the night before.Article continues below ...“To not have the fire or whatever, the jump, I don’t know if there’s an excuse for that,” Penguins forward Matt Cullen said after returning for that game from a lower-body injury.Pittsburgh had some feel-good moments in the game, erasing an early two-goal deficit and getting a hat trick from Bryan Rust, who busted a 20-game goal drought.But for what is far from the first time this season, the Penguins find themselves fighting the frustration of some deficiencies that keep cropping up — defensive lapses, critical penalties, poor puck management and a lack of an offensive response at key times.It’s not all of those things all the time, but it’s enough of them enough of the time to be concerning to them.“We’re trying to build some traction here,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. “We’ve played a lot of good hockey over the last three or four weeks. We’re trying to string some wins together and points together and (produce) momentum. When you have a night like (Wednesday) http://www.sanjosesharksteamshop.com/authentic-logan-couture-jersey , it sets you back.“I thought we gave up more odd-man rushes than we did in the last three or four weeks.”Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray (lower body) came off injured reserve Wednesday and dressed as the backup to Casey DeSmith. It’s not clear who will start against the Bruins.Boston has won three straight.Bruins center Ryan Donato has never faced Pittsburgh, and his impression of the club that has won three Stanley Cups since 2009 remains strong.“It’s one of those talented NHL teams that capitalize on every mistake,” Donato said. “I look up and down their lineup and they have a lot of superstars, so I think for us we’ve got to come in with a mentality of being really hungry and prepared to play some defense, but also not make any mistakes.”Boston is moving toward being healthier.While winger Jake DeBrusk has gone into concussion protocol and will sit out Friday, winger David Backes has had no lingering effects from being cut in the face Tuesday and is expected to play Friday.Backes took a skate to the face during a 4-3 win over Arizona. He returned to the game after receiving stitches.“No worse for wear,” Backes said Thursday. “It could have been a lot worse looking at the video and knowing that there’s some sharp apparatus right by my moneymaker, my face.”Center Sean Kuraly did not practice after having a minor procedure on his broken nose, the result of a fight Sunday against Ottawa’s Ben Harpur. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Kuraly was questionable to probable to face Pittsburgh and might need to add some extra facial protection.Meanwhile, center Patrice Bergeron (rib, sternoclavicular injury) and defenseman Zdeno Chara (left MCL injury) skated before practice, and defenseman Kevan Miller (throat) practiced in a limited capacity.“He’s practicing in a non-contact jersey, so he’s able to do that Martin Jones Jersey , so that’s good,” Cassidy said of Miller. “He’ll obviously have to get cleared for contact.” NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers honored Hall of Fame center Jean Ratelle by retiring his No. 19.A banner with his name and number was raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night in a ceremony before the Rangers hosted the Detroit Red WingsRatelle had 336 goals and 481 assists in 861 games over parts of 16 seasons in New York before he was traded to Boston in November 1975 and finished his career with the Bruins in 1981. With the Rangers, he famously centered a line with Vic Hadfield and Rod Gilbert – dubbed the GAG Line for goal a game.Ratelle received a rousing ovation when he was announced and walked out on the red carpet on the ice, and then again when he was called up to the podium by Gilbert.”This is incredible,” the 77-year-old Ratelle said. ”It is an honor and privilege to see my sweater raised up to the rafters here at Madison Square Garden.”Ratelle, inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985, became the ninth player to have his number retired by the Rangers, joining Ed Giacomin (1), Brian Leetch (2), Harry Howell (3), Gilbert (7), Adam Graves (9), Andy Bathgate (9) Womens Melker Karlsson Jersey , Mark Messier (11) and Mike Richter (35).Giacomin, Leetch, Graves, Messier and Richer also attended the ceremony, while Howell and Bathgate were represented by family members. Some of Ratelle’s former teammates were also present, including Brad Park, Rod Seiling, Gilles Villemure, Bob Plager and their coach, 91-year-old Emile Francis.Ratelle still ranks second on the Rangers’ franchise goals list, third for assists and points (817), and sixth in games played. He and Gilbert are the only players in the top three on the team list for goals, assists and points.The GAG Line’s big season was in 1971-72 when they finished third Adidas John Moore Jersey , fourth and fifth in the league in points. Ratelle, who suffered an ankle injury late in the season, and Hadfield became the first two Rangers to reach 100 points. Hadfield was the first Rangers player to score 50 goals that season, with Ratelle’s 109 points setting a franchise record that stood until Jaromir Jagr had 123 in 2005-06.”I had the best seat in the house,” Francis said. ”The GAG Line was the best line in Rangers history, and Jean was one of the greatest players both on and off the ice.”Ratell was presented with a specially inscribed commemorative watch, a framed No. 19 game-worn jersey, and a custom set of golf clubs with a white bag with the Rangers logo on it.At the end of the ceremony, Gilbert announced the Rangers would honor Hadfield next season and raise his No. 11 to the rafters, Hadfield got emotional and the fans gave him a big ovation.When the Rangers skated out for pregame warmups they were all wearing No. 19 jerseys with Ratelle’s name on the back.—Follow Vin Cherwoo at www.twitter.com/VinCherwooAP