After seemingly an eternity, the Rangers are back on the ice, this time with a couple of new faces.
LEADING SCORER: Derek Roy and Tim Connolly, both with 21 points
GOALIE: Ryan Miller, with a sparkling 1.84 GAA and an incredible .940 save percentage
Vinny Prospal-Artem Anisimov-Marian Gaborik
Sean Avery-Chris Drury-Ryan Callahan
Christopher Higgins-Erik Christensen-Ales Kotalik
Enver Lisin-Brian Boyle-P.A. Parenteau
Marc Staal-Michal Rozsival
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
Ilkka Heikkinen-Matt Gilroy
Lundqvist is goal.
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: In flux. After a couple of changes, management did as much as it could to shake the team up. Will it work? I don’t know. We’ll get a chance to see Anisimov on the first line. We’ll see Kotalik on the PP again. We’ll have to see how Heikkinen does. A lot of questions. Not a lot of answers. This game will answer a lot.
CRAZY THOUGHT: Christensen scores in his first game.
ON THE iPOD (YouTube Edition): The Ghost of Tom Joad, by Bruce Springsteen, featuring Tom Morello
FINAL PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Sabres 2
Watch, discuss, have fun. Most of all LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!