Game Thread

Game 29: Rangers vs. Ottawa

OPPONENT: Ottawa Senators

2010-2011 RECORD: 11-14-2

2010-2011 LEADING SCORER: Daniel Alfredsson (8-10-18)

GOALIE: Brian Elliott (2.76 GAA, .910 SV%)

RANGERS LINES:

Sean Avery-Erik Christensen-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Alex Frolov-Artem Anisimov-Derek Boogaard

Marc Staal-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Michal Rozsival
Steve Eminger-Mike Sauer

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron

Scratched tonight: Chris Drury (finger), Vinny Prospal (knee), Todd White (healthy), and Matt Gilroy (healthy).

STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: The Rangers have won two in a row, and six of their last eight games. It seems weird to say that, because it doesn’t look like they are playing their best hockey out there. However, good teams find ways to win despite not playing their best, and the Rangers are doing a great impression of a good team. Don’t get me wrong, they are trending up, but I don’t consider them to be in the upper echelon of teams in the Eastern Conference right now. Tonight is the first of a home-and-home with the Senators, with the conclusion coming on Thursday. The Senators aren’t that good, and are having trouble scoring and playing defense, so another sweep would be nice.

CRAZY THOUGHT: Rozsival gets a goal.

OPPONENT’S BLOG: Silver Seven Sens

PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Islanders 0

The game is at 5pm tonight on MSG. The game will also be on 1050AM on your radio. Discussion here is always recommended too!

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