Rangers Roundup: Vitali Kravtsov scores again in KHL playoffs, Mark Pavelich passes at 63, and more

Vitali Kravtsov opened the scoring again for Traktor in their playoff series against Salavat Yulaev. The goal came off a beautiful redirection in front. The Rangers first round pick from 2018 also added an assist but it wasn’t enough as they lost in OT.

The series is now tied at one game apiece with game three set for Sunday. If Traktor were to be eliminated, it is possible Kravtsov could be in the States by the end of the month.

Miracle on Ice and Former Rangers Mark Pavelich dead at 63

Mark Pavelich battled recent legal and mental troubles but will be remembered as one of U.S. hockey’s greats. The former Blueshirts star and key player for the Gold medal winning U.S. Olympic team is now dead at 63.

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Mark Pavelich Team USA (Getty Images)

According to a report in the Star Tribune, he was found dead at a Minnesota residential treatment center. The Rangers and the hockey world sent out their heart felt condolences.

Pavelich, who turned 63 a week ago, died at Eagle’s Healing Nest, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. He had received mental health treatment there for the past several months. At the time of his death he was under civil commitment for a violent assault on a North Shore neighbor nearly 1½ years ago.

Star Tribune

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