Preseason Game 5: Rangers at Frolunda

OPPONENT: Frolunda Indians (HC Frounda) of the SEL

NOTABLE NHLers: Christian Backman (ex-Ranger), Joel Lundqvist (The King’s brother)

RANGERS LINEUP:

Forwards: Sean Avery, Brian Boyle, Carl Hagelin, Dale Weise, Ryan Bourque, Kris Newbury, John Mitchell, Wojtek Wolski, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Rupp, Erik Christensen, Brandon Prust

Defense: Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Tim Erixon, Michael Del Zotto, Dylan McIlrath, Blake Parlett.

Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Scott Stajcer

STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: Tonight’s game in Sweden against Frolunda is going to be the Henrik Lundqvist show.  Lundqvist starred with the team before coming to the Rangers, and is a hero in those parts.  He gets to go up against his brother Joel in an arena where he has never walked into the visiting locker room.  He does it with the Rangers “B” squad, as most of the players you will see on opening night are scratched.  I guess they wanted The King to get his work in.

CRAZY THOUGHT:   Del Zotto has a second straight strong game.

OPPONENT’S BLOG: N/A

PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Frolunda 0.  Yes, predicting a shutout in his return.

The game is on at 1pm EST time on MSG.  Don’t have a TV? You can watch the stream here.

5 Responses to “Preseason Game 5: Rangers at Frolunda”

  1. Chris in MA says:

    What… no love for EC? I heard hes gonna have a strong game and earn a roster spot.

  2. wwpd says:

    thanks for the link to the stream that is awesome

  3. Dave says:

    Hank the only Ranger wearing a letter today. That’s class right there by Torts.