Happy Thanksgiving eve! After a rousing win against the Jackets, the Rangers are back at work.
OPPONENT: Florida Panthers
LEADING SCORER: Nathan Horton, checking in at 19 points.
GOALIE: Tomas Vokoun, he of the 2.72 GAA and a .923 save percentage
GAME TIME: 7 PM, MSG
RANGERS LINES: This is going on the assumption that Ales Kotalik will be out:
D-pairs are the same. We should see Hank in net.
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: All is well right now in Ranger-land. They played one of their best games of the year against Columbus. But we must remember that is one game. The Rangers need to play games like that more often. The good thing is Sean Avery had his best game of the year. So did Artem Anisimov. I thought Chris Higgins fit really well with Gaborik and Prospal. It’ll also be interesting to see how Drury plays. Will he be rusty? And if Kotalik does not play, who takes the hard shot from the point? Do they move Gaborik back there? Drury?
CRAZY THOUGHT: Drury scores in his first game back.
ON THE iPOD: Aja, by Steely Dan (BTW, saw them in concert this summer, at Beacon Theater. What an unbelievable concert. They played the Aja album all the way through, plus some classics. So good)
FINAL PREDICTION: Rangers 2, Panthers 0
Last game we had a BSB record with 108 comments. First, thank you. It’s awesome to see that kind of involvement and discussion. So, watch, discuss, have fun. Who knows? Maybe we’ll set a new BSB record. But most importantly, LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!