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New York Rangers
Opponent: Les Habitants (8-8-3)
Leading Scorer: Tomas Plekanec (4-14-18)
Goaltender: Carey Price (2.29 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines:
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery-Brian Boyle-Ruslan Fedotenko
Brandon Prust-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
Jeff Wywitka-Steve Eminger
Martin Biron gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Marc Staal (concussion symptoms), Mike Rupp (knee), Wojtek Wolski (groin), Anton Stralman (healthy)
Preview: The Rangers are on a much publicized seven game winning streak, which includes a win over these Canadiens at MSG. That was the game where Mike Sauer was given a game misconduct after Mike Blunden creamed Brandon Dubinsky with a clean hit (clean in the sense that the hit itself was clean, but the timing was not). The Habs are likely to look for revenge tonight as they felt there should not have been a penalty at all to Blunden, who’s interference penalty wound up costing the Habs the game. This is a winnable game for the Rangers, but they always seem to struggle against the Canadiens, who are getting Scott Gomez back in the lineup tonight.
Crazy Thought: Eminger scores
Opponent’s Blog: Habs Blog
Today’s game is on at 7:00pm on MSG, AM1050, and XM92.
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Rangers are still out spending money on free
agents like Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards to carry the offensive burden, but
the integration of young prospect talent into the lineup over the past 4-5
years has been the key to the team rising back up the standings. Luckily for the Rangers there is more talent
in the pipeline for the coming seasons though the...
As we attempt to give back to our awesome followers here, we are giving the opportunity to write guest posts that we will post on Sundays. In the first of these guest posts, poster Brian looks at how we can judge if Brad Richards and Mike Rupp were worth signing this offseason.
There is a question every market will pose when their team has sprung an extra buck to add someone with...
Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 (OT)
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, November 18, 2011 - Defenseman Brendan Bell’s breakaway goal with 6.8 seconds left in overtime gave the Connecticut Whale a 3-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Friday night at the XL Center.
The win pushed the Whale (8-4-1-2) into first place in the Northeast Division with 19 points.
Who are those players who absolutely spark their team? The guy who takes an endless shift and inspires the rest of the team to play in their image. The guy who lights a fire onto the ice, effectively waking up the rest of the staff. We're going to take a look at the five best sparkplugs in the NHL.1. Ryan Callahan, New York RangersRyan Callahan is not tall in stature. Standing...
After today's practice Henrik Lundqvist said this about his recent struggles in Montreal (via Rangers Twitter account)..."Sometimes I think you can get drawn too much into the atmosphere there."The Rangers have lost six of their last seven in Montreal....i always feel that once things start rolling downhill for the Rangers in Montreal they can't stop it. A big reason...
Bergen Record - Rangers' winning streak hits wall in MontrealBergen Record - Ranger notes: Long night for Michael Del ZottoBergen Record - Ranger notes: Long rest for Henrik LundqvistNew York Post - Rangers shut out by Canadiens to snap seven-win runNew York Post - Less not always more for stars' ice timeDaily News - Rangers' winning streak put on iceNew York Times -...
… the team has been great all around and hopefully they keep it up against Montreal tonight for their 8th win in a row.
From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec
Rangers: 10-3-3 (23 pts)
Canadiens: 8-8-3 (19 pts)
All information through NHL games on Nov. 17
The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up as they look to extend their...
The New York Rangers will be looking for their eighth straight win tonight when they take on the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal tonight.
In their previous meeting, the Blueshirts rode a 3-goal first period en route to a 5-3 win at Madison Square Garden. Considering that the Canadiens are not playing in a back-to-back situation, this has the potential to be a very different hockey...
Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Martin declared that defenseman Andrei Markov will not rejoin his teammates until at least December.
Markov has been sidelined since suffering an ACL and MCL tear against the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 13, 2010.
The 32-year-old Russian underwent major reconstructive surgery but has had a pair of setbacks in his recovery. He recently skated with...
NHL Scouting Central released its preliminary rankings for the 2012 Entry Level Draft yesterday, and the Russian star Nail Yakupov of the Ontario Hockey League leads the way overall and in the league.
Meanwhile, Malcolm Subban, the younger brother of P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens is the No. 1 goalie in the OHL.
Here’s the full ranking per league:
Uniondale, NY -- It came down to the wire, but the Islanders held on to defeat the Canadiens last night, 4-3, at the Nassau Coliseum. The crucial win snapped the Islanders four game losing streak and is a big moral booster as the they get set to face the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins on Saturday for the second time in less than two weeks.
The first period saw the Canadiens...
The Montreal Canadiens' home-and-home sweep of their archrivals last month earned them a measure of redemption for their heartbreaking playoff exit and left the reigning Stanley Cup champions humbled following seven defeats in their first 10 games.
The Boston Bruins will bring a bit more confidence to the Bell Centre this time.
Unbeaten since their last trip to Montreal, the...
Carey Price made 17 saves for his second straight shutout, and the Montreal Canadiens ended New York's seven-game winning streak with a 4-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday night.
It is a bit of a slow day here in Rangerland, but there were some tidbits of information from practice to chat about, courtesy of Andrew Gross.
First, Brandon Dubinsky and Brad Richards sat out of practice today. As per Gross, Dubinsky was sick and Richards required a maintenance day. These are common occurence, and shouldn’t really be a cause for alarm. Hockey players need days...