G Alex Auld gets 1st start with New York Rangers

Goalie Alex Auld is getting his first start with the New York

Rangers.

Rangers coach John Tortorella says Auld will play against the

Washington Capitals on Saturday night. The veteran goalie was

claimed off re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars on Feb. 27.

He was 9-6-3 with a 3.00 goals-against average in 21 games this

season with the Stars. Auld is 83-81-2-26 over eight NHL seasons

with six teams.

Says Tortorella: “It’s time for him to play.”