Standings: Blue Jackets (17-35-6), Rangers (37-14-5)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (27-22-49)CBJ Leading Scorer: Rick Nash (18-21-39)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (41 GS, 1.77 GAA, .941 SV%)CBJ Goaltender: Steve Mason (31 GS, 3.47 GAA, .885 SV%)
(note: yes, you did read those Mason statistics correctly.)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards- Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle- Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Stu Bickel
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
Marc Staal-Steve Eminger
First of the ice so Henrik Lundqvist will start. Did you expect anything else?
Scratches/Injuries: Jeff Woywitka (healthy), Wojtek Wolski (healthy), Ruslan Fedotenko (injury), Mike Sauer (concussion)
Preview: Thanks to a certain power forward playing tonight for the Blue Jackets and the time of year we find ourselves in, this game is almost the sideshow to the main event which is Rick Nash watch. Obvious...