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20 декабря 2007 года. 
Tyutin, Girardi form dependable duo // NY Daily News


Dan Girardi (5) and Fedor Tyutin sandwich the Islanders' Andy Hilbert during a game last month.

As the Rangers go west to play their first game in another time zone this season, two young men are playing key roles on the blue line for the Blueshirts.

Dan Girardi and Fedor Tyutin have clicked as a defense pairing, and after five losses in six games in which they were just part of the entire team's struggles, both played a key role in Tuesday night's 4-0 win over the Penguins at the Garden.

The 23-year-old Girardi logged 13:58 of even-strength ice time against Pittsburgh, while the figure for Tyutin, one year older, was 13:30 - the two highest totals on the Rangers. Many of those minutes came with reigning league MVP Sidney Crosby on the ice, and Girardi and Tyutin worked well with the Ryan Hollweg-Blair Betts-Colton Orr line to limit Crosby to only two shots on goal all night.

"I thought they had great composure," Rangers coach Tom Renney said after yesterday's practice in Greenburgh. "They were firm when they needed to be, finesse when they needed to be. Certainly, in combination, they're a good duo. There's no question about that."

Said Girardi: "Me and Toots, we both complement each other really well. We both like to make the good simple pass, we're both pretty good in the defensive zone and throw the body around a little bit."

Against Pittsburgh, Tyutin was particularly effective in that last area, receiving credit for a team-high five hits, as well as drawing a penalty. The Russian got a bit of a confidence boost from that performance, but that's not why his spirits are high heading into games tonight in Minnesota and tomorrow in Colorado.

"I'm looking forward to it," Tyutin said. "I've never been to Colorado, and I'm excited to play there for the first time. So are a lot of guys in this locker room. … it's a huge two games."

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