Originally written on Red Light District Hockey  |  Last updated 12/15/11

The Morning After:
Yesterday’s results:
Bruins 5, Senators 2
Blackhawks 4, Wild 3 (SO)
Ducks 4, Coyotes 1

RLD 3 stars of the night:
1. Tim Thomas, BOS (47 saves)
2. Niklas Hagman, ANA (2 goals)
3. Jonathan Toews, CHI (1 goal, 1 assist, SO goal)
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Tonight’s slate:
Stars @ Islanders, 7:00 ET
Canucks @ Hurricanes, 7:00
Kings @ Blue Jackets, 7:00
Flyers @ Canadiens, 7:30
Flames @ Lightning, 7:30
Rangers @ Blues, 8:00
Red Wings @ Predators, 8:00
Capitals @ Jets, 8:30
Oilers @ Coyotes, 9:30
Avalanche @ Sharks, 10:30

Game of the night:
New York Rangers @ St. Louis Blues
8:00 ET… TV: Local Networks

Records:
Overall: Rangers (17-7-4) … Blues (17-9-3)
Away/Home: Rangers (9-4-2) … Blues (11-3-1)
Last 10: Rangers (7-2-1) … Blues (7-2-1)
Season Series (10/11): Tied 1-1

Players to watch:
NYR- Marian Gaborik
‘Gabby’ has been consistent this year and has 34 points in 31 career games vs. St. Louis.
STL- David Perron
Perron has three points in four games since his return from a concussion.

Starting goaltenders:
NYR- Henrik Lundqvist (2011-12 stats: 12-6-4, 2.03 GAA)
STL- Brian Elliott (2011-12 stats: 12-2-0, 1.46 GAA)

Injury report:
NYR- Marc Staal and Michael Sauer (concussion, out), Mike Rupp (knee, out), Wojtek Wolski (hernia, out)
STL- Matt D’Agostini (upper body, questionable), Vladimir Sobotka and Kent Huskins (ankle, out), Andy McDonald (concussion, out), B.J. Crombeen (scapula, out)

Game thoughts:
The Rangers and Blues, two clubs that pride themselves on defense and hard work, have surprised some by their early-season excellence. The two teams will go head-to-head tonight in St. Louis in what should be an interesting contest, as both have been playing great hockey of late. This game feels like a toss-up, especially since they don’t see each other all that much. In the end, go with the Blues…
Prediction: Blues 2, Rangers 1

The rest of today’s predictions:
Stars over Islanders
Canucks over Hurricanes
Blue Jackets over Kings
Flyers over Canadiens
Lightning over Flames
Predators over Red Wings
Capitals over Jets
Coyotes over Oilers
Sharks over Avalanche
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