Oct
18

Game 4: Rangers at Canucks

October 18, 2011, by

OPPONENT: Vancouver Canucks

Leading Scorer: Insert Sedin Here (2-5-7)

Goaltender: Roberto Luongo (3.60 GAA, .870 SV%)

RANGERS LINES:

Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Kris Newbury

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger
Michael Del Zotto-Jeff Woywitka

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron

SCRATCHES: Wojtek Wolski (groin), Marc Staal (concussion symptoms), Mike Sauer (shoulder), Brendan Bell (healthy)

PREVIEW: The Rangers begin their Western Canada road trip against the Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks. This team can score, play defense, and has solid goaltending. For the Rangers to win, they need to stay out of the box. They have had good success playing at even strength, but they rarely play at that level anymore because they are too busy with the penalty parade. Avoiding penalties allows them to build momentum and sustain momentum, which they will need to get their first win of the season.

CRAZY THOUGHT: Woywitka gets a Gordie Howe hat trick.

OPPONENT’S BLOG: Nucks Misconduct

PREDICTION: I‘m done predicting games. I’m never right and now I think it’s a jinx. I have been convinced to make a prediction. That said, I don’t think a makeshift defense can stop the Canucks. Canucks 3, Rangers 2.

Today’s game is on at 10pm on MSG and on AM1050.

Categories : Game Thread

10 comments

  1. bob says:

    I will predict it,nobody even knows who I am.Nor do I care if Im wrong.Rangers4-3.Weisse gets the Gordie.I have a feeling the Rangers are going to put their all into this one.If they come out flat I will be shocked and disappointed.

  2. Sally says:

    Dave, don’t be so hard on yourself. Last year the site predicted the correct score numerous times much to my delight. I think having Staal out has been a big loss.

  3. Dave says:

    Well, I made a prediction. If they win, I’ll just predict them to lose all the time lol

    • bob says:

      I think our D is going to give them one,and they are probably going to earn 1 or 2 but I have faith that Calli going to lead the way.His line gets us a couple.Richies line gets 1 and Boyle line gets 1.Really dont care how it happens just as long as we win.I dont want to see this losing strek spiral.LETS GO RANGERS!

      • Dave says:

        Well, after that period this game is going to be up to Hank to win.

        • bob says:

          I’m glad I was so wrong.Lundquist and the D has kept this a typical Vancouver-Ranger game.I thought we were going to be playing a catch-up game all night.Really suprised considering the senseless offensive zone penalties.Torts is probably burning up inside.But your right,it is up to the King to steal this one.Not thrilled that Torts has step and Richie killing penalties.I guess our top 2 lines have to do everything.

  4. wwpd says:

    you ARE the jinx.

    big big win

  5. bob says:

    Great third period.Thank the King for allowing them to not be behind the 8ball going in to the third.Every line was out there for a goal,maybe Torts will roll more than 2 lines next game.Nay I doubt it.