Game 17: Rangers at Montreal

November 19, 2011, by

Opponent: Les Habitants (8-8-3)

Leading Scorer: Tomas Plekanec (4-14-18)

Goaltender: Carey Price (2.29 GAA, .910 SV%)

Rangers Projected Lines:

Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery-Brian Boyle-Ruslan Fedotenko
Brandon Prust-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
Jeff Wywitka-Steve Eminger

Martin Biron gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Marc Staal (concussion symptoms), Mike Rupp (knee), Wojtek Wolski (groin), Anton Stralman (healthy)

Preview: The Rangers are on a much publicized seven game winning streak, which includes a win over these Canadiens at MSG. That was the game where Mike Sauer was given a game misconduct after Mike Blunden creamed Brandon Dubinsky with a clean hit (clean in the sense that the hit itself was clean, but the timing was not). The Habs are likely to look for revenge tonight as they felt there should not have been a penalty at all to Blunden, who’s interference penalty wound up costing the Habs the game. This is a winnable game for the Rangers, but they always seem to struggle against the Canadiens, who are getting Scott Gomez back in the lineup tonight.

Crazy Thought: Eminger scores

Opponent’s Blog: Habs Blog

Today’s game is on at 7:00pm on MSG, AM1050, and XM92.

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