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The Predators complete the back-to-back turn tonight at MSG against the New York Rangers. The Predators dominated the first period in their win against the NY Islanders and came away with a 3-1 victory and extending the win streak to five.
The Rangers are on a tear winning 6 out of the last 8 but only 1-2-0 in the last three games. Their last loss came on January 15th against a sub-par Montreal team and their backup goalie Peter Budaj.
Can the Predators play under the microscope of nationwide coverage and continue the streak? Game time is at 6:30 central on NBC Sports Channel.
This Year’s Series: N/A
Looking at the Rangers: Simply put, the Rangers are a dangerous team with top notch talent in all aspects of their game. Offensive skills: look to none other than Gaborik, Richards, Callahan and Stepan. On the defensive side, the Rangers have great two-way play from Del Zotto, McDonagh and Girardi (voted to his first All-Star appear...
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The following is a press release from the Predators...Nashville, Tenn. (January 18, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Chris Mueller (KRIHS MEW-luhr) to Milwaukee (AHL).Mueller, 25 (3/6/86), suited up for two games during his four-day recall, going pointless. He returns to Milwaukee...
Nashville, Tenn. (January 18, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has reassigned forward Chris Mueller (KRIHS MEW-luhr) to Milwaukee (AHL).
Mueller, 25 (3/6/86), suited up for two games during his four-day recall, going pointless. He returns to Milwaukee where he leads the team in points (15g-11a-26pts...
E.J. Hradek at NHL.com gives his top 10 players who offer the best bang for the buck including Derek Stepan...10. Derek Stepan, C, RangersA second-round pick in 2008 (No. 51), the Minnesota native has found a nice chemistry with Rangers' star sniper Marian Gaborik. That's important. After putting up 21 goals and 45 points in his rookie year; Stepan is making a steady progress...
New York Rangers 3, Nashville Predators 0
Madison Square Garden
January 17, 2012
* Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Rangers were 20-1-1 this season when scoring first.
* Additionally, they were 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.
* Ryan Suter missed the game with an upper-body injury.
* Seeing as how this is his first absence this season, the Predators are...
Yesterday, I posted that Henrik Lundqvist will be launching a clothing line called the "Crown Collection." Here's a preview of one of the items which will be unveiled January 19th...Proceeds from the sale will go to the Garden of Dreams Foundation....that hat is pretty sweet. Can't wait to see the rest of the collection.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook...
… Ryan Callahan said what I was thinking, this isn’t your typical Rangers from the last few seasons. One loss does not snowball out of control and lead to long losing streaks. They have bounced back very quickly from a loss to take control of the next game. If the Rangers keep playing this way, [...]
Rangers don’t win in Montreal. Period. Anyone who is shocked we lost should have their head examined. We don’t win in Montreal. WE DON’T WIN IN MONTREAL. Rangers should just concede these 2 games every year and not even make the trip.
That’s all I’m going to say on this game. Honestly, I probably should have just written this one before the game and skipped it altogether...
6:30 PM CT – Predators (26-15-4) @ Rangers (28-11-4)Players to watch:NSH- Shea WeberWith Ryan Suter likely out, the onus will be on the defense to step up collectively. Look for Weber’s ice-time to be in the 28-30 minute range.NYR- Brad RichardsRichards has gone pointless over the last four games, but has 23 points in 20 career games vs. Nashville.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka...
The good news is that the Predators won 3-1. That is where the good news ends as word broke during pregame that Preds All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter was a game-time decision with the ubiquitous âUpper Body Injury.â He made a go of it, playing the first period, but didnât return after the team took a 3-0 lead. He is listed as doubtful for todayâs game against...
Patrick Hoffman of PowerScout Hockey says today “believe it or not, this year’s Rangers’ hockey club might have their best chance to win a Cup since 1994.” And I have to say I totally agree with my good friend. The “King” is 19-9-4 with a 1.95 goals against average, a .935 save percentage and 3 [...]
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This, as expected, was a relatively boring game. The Predators ran their 1-2-2/1-4 trap to perfection, but the Rangers were able to adjust to a dump and chase and generate some goals off board play. In the end, it was a grind it out game that had the Rangers emerge victorious, with another shutout for Henrik Lundqvist. This was a very important win for the Rangers who had lost two...
Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
Rangers: 28-11-4 (60 pts)
Predators: 26-15-4 (56 pts)
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