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“It’s amazing what you can accomplish for a team.”

Ference, who is injured, declined to be interviewed for this article. Carr did not know that his tank top was still hanging in the locker room until a reporter told him this week.

“You’re (kidding) me,” he said. “I’m just glad there’s a good sense of karma in there for them, and I hope it will bring them luck.”

Still, it can be odd to be in the Boston locker room and hear players speak with such reverence of the Rangers _ especially during a playoff series against their Original Six rivals from New York.

The irony was not lost on Carr.

“I think, in this case, may the best team win,” he said.

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