Game 52: Rangers vs. Florida

OPPONENT: Florida Panthers

2010-2011 RECORD: 21-21-5

2010-2011 LEADING SCORER: Stephen Weiss (13-20-33)

GOALIE: Tomas Vokoun (2.51 GAA, .920 SV%)

RANGERS LINES (best guess):

Sean Avery-Brian Boyle-Marian Gaborik
Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Chad Kolarik-Artem Anisimov-Brandon Prust
Chris Drury-Kris Newbury-Evgeny Grachev

Marc Staal-Michael Del Zotto
Ryan McDonagh-Mike Sauer
Steve Eminger-Matt Gilroy

Henrik Lundqvist
Martin Biron

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: Banged up, but somehow still winning. I think that’s the biggest thing with these Rangers. They are essentially dressing an AHL team, but they keep winning. I don’t know how they do it, but they do it. This is the last game before the entire team gets a much needed week off to heal those injuries. Florida is one of those teams that always plays the Rangers well, even if they aren’t good themselves. A win tonight makes it four of five, which is a great way to hit the All Star break.

CRAZY THOUGHT: Grachev gets his first NHL point.

OPPONENT’S BLOG: Litter Box Cats

PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Panthers 0

The game is at 7pm tonight on MSG. The game will also be on 1050AM on your radio. Discussion here is always recommended too!