Game Preview: Rangers at Toronto

March 24, 2012, by

Standings: Leafs (33-34-8), Rangers (46-21-7)

NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (35-31-66)
TOR Leading Scorer: Phil Kessel (36-40-76)

NYR Goaltender: Martin Biron (19 GS, 2.38 GAA, .910 SV%)
TOR Goaltender: Jonas Gustavsson (34 GS, 2.87 GAA, .900 SV%)

Rangers Lines (probable):

Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko-Mike Rupp-Brandon Prust

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Michael Del Zotto
Tim ErixonStu Bickel

Probable Scratches/Injuries:  Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Steve Eminger (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy), Anton Stralman (healthy)

Preview: For some reason, the Rangers always have problems with the Leafs. Luckily for the Rangers, this is not a Leafs team that is threatening to make the playoffs, like they were early in the season. The Leafs have crashed back to Earth in magnificent fashion.

Goaltending is the biggest issue for the Leafs, so shoot, shoot shoot.

After a game like last night, the best thing for the Rangers to do is to forget and move on. The Rangers own the second game of back to backs, so this should be a fun one.

Crazy Thought: Erixon gets a goal.

Opposition Blog: Down Goes Brown

Categories : Game Thread


  1. Mikeyyy says:

    Reading some ranger blogs….looks like the beat writers have the rangers bowing out of the playoffs in the first round because of zuccs injury.


    This team is built for the playoffs. When the refs swallow their whistles this team as is will shine. I don’t see any gaps. They say we need more offense but really we just need hank and gabby playing at 100%

    • Walt says:

      I hope your right, we have a tough division to playin.

      FYI-Boston College beat Air Force 2-0 last night, with Chris Kreider scoreing both goals!!!!!

      Way to go in the shoot-out Richards!

    • wwpd says:

      Who says that?