Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 12/15/11
The New York Rangers (17-7-4) visit the St. Louis Blues (17-9-3) at Scottrade Center tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 216

Live Stream:
http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/97954/1/watch-st.louis-blues-vs-new-york-rangers.html

Probable Lines:
Anisimov-Stepan-Gaborik
Fedotenko-Richards-Callahan
Dubinsky-Christensen-Prust
Boyle-Mitchell-Hagelin

McDonagh-Girardi
Del Zotto-Eminger
Woywitka-Stralman

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist - 12-6-4, 2.03 gaa, .933 sv%, 2 so.

Brian Elliot - 12-2-0, 1.46 gaa, .947 sv%, 4 so

Opponent Notes:
- Brian Elliot, who was signed by the Blues in the offseason to be their backup goaltender, leads the NHL with a 1.46 goals-against average, four shutouts and a .947 save percentage, compared to last year when he went 15-27-9 with a 3.34 GAA and three shutouts with Ottawa and Colorado. However, he is is 0-3-1 with a 3.00 lifetime GAA against the Rangers.

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- The Blues are 8-2-1 in St. Louis since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach for the fired Davis Payne last month.

- Alex Steen leads the Blues with 19 points, while David Backes leads in goals (10) and Kevin Shattenkirk in assists (12).

- The Blues are 4-1-1 against the Rangers since former Rangers John Davidson was named team President.

- Former Rangers prospect Evgeni Grachev (2a in 17 games) was recalled from the Blues AHL affiliate this week after being sent down just a week ago. He is not expected to play tonight.

- Former Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner has 2g, 8a this season.

2011-12 Season Series:
Dec. 15 Rangers vs. Blues at St. Louis

Opponent Blog:
St. Louis Game Time

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