Game 37: Parise ReturnsDecember 22, 2013, by
Zach Parise returns to the Garden tonight, but will be sporting Minnesota green instead of Jersey red. The Minnesota native, along with Mikko Koivu leads the Wild in scoring (27 points), and will be looking to rebound after a 5-2 loss in Pittsburgh last Thursday.
Under Mike Yeo, the Wild run a 1-2-2 forecheck which they use aggressively or conservatively depending on game situation. In the defensive zone they use a low zone collapse pretty much exclusively. The Wild prefer to attack the blueline with speed so the Rangers are going to have to be good defending the rush tonight and not leaving Talbot on an island. On special teams, the Wild run an umbrella power play and a diamond force penalty kill.
Tonight marks the second to last game of this 9 game homestand before playing 6 of their next 7 on the road. Time to finish strong.
Rangers Lineup (unconfirmed):
Cam Talbot gets the start.
Game time is 730pm tonight on MSG. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games.