OPPONENT: Washington Capitals
2010-2011 RECORD: 27-14-8
2010-2011 LEADING SCORER: Alex Ovechkin (19-32-51)
GOALIE: Brandon Holtby (2.79 GAA, .900 SV%)
Scratched tonight: Vinny Prospal (knee), Ryan Callahan (hand), Derek Boogaard (concussion symptoms), Erik Christensen (knee), Alex Frolov (knee), Brandon Dubinsky (leg), Ruslan Fedotenko (shoulder), Brodie Dupont (healthy), and Dan Girardi (ribcage).
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: Beat up. Bruised. Hurting. On a stretcher. I think that pretty much sums up the Rangers right now. MDZ and Grachev make their Rangers “returns” as call ups for the newly injured Brandon Prust and Dan Girardi. Prust is a game time decision, but will likely play, but Girardi won’t. This means Grachev will still sit, and MDZ will be playing tonight.
CRAZY THOUGHT: Avery gets a Gordie Howe hat trick
OPPONENT’S BLOG: Jaspers’ Rink
PREDICTION: Caps 4, Rangers 2
The game is at 7pm tonight on Versus. The game will also be on 970AM on your radio. Discussion here is always recommended too!