Standings: Canadiens (29-34-14), Rangers (49-21-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (38-3-71)MTL Leading Scorer: Max Pacioretty (30-29-59)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (58 GS, 1.93 GAA, .930 SV%)MTL Goaltender: Carey Price (64 GS, 2.42 GAA, .920 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Ruslan Fedotenko
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
Marc Staal-Stu Bickel
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Steve Eminger (ankle), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy)
Preview: My how the mighty have fallen in Montreal. This is a Habs team that is looking at a lottery pick instead of the playoffs. Bogged down by overpriced contracts, the Canadiens have just made the wrong moves every step of the way. Even the Rene Bourque deal looks to have blown up in their face.
GM Pierre Gauth...