Game Thread

Game 56: Rangers at Detroit

OPPONENT: Detroit Red Wings

2010-2011 RECORD: 31-15-6

2010-2011 LEADING SCORER: Henrik Zetterberg (16-40-56)

GOALIE: Jimmy Howard (2.85 GAA, .900 SV%)

RANGERS LINES:

Vinny Prospal-Erik Christensen-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Sean Avery-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust

Marc Staal-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Matt Gilroy
Ryan McDonagh-Mike Sauer

Martin Biron
Henrik Lundqvist

Scratched tonight: Derek Boogaard (concussion symptoms), Erik Christensen Chris Drury (knee), Alex Frolov (knee), Ruslan Fedotenko (shoulder/appendix), and Steve Eminger (healthy).

STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: Well, this is the first full blown losing streak the Rangers have had this season, having lost four in a row. It doesn’t get any easier, as Detroit is one of the best teams in the West right now. They haven’t been scoring much (shutout their past two games), but that shouldn’t be an issue with Pavel Datsyuk back in the lineup. This is going to be a tough test for the slumping Rangers. The fan base is already panicking, and another loss could result in a “trade Lundqvist” chant (sarcasm). Seriously, the Rangers need to right the ship, and fast, if they want to stay in the East playoff race.

CRAZY THOUGHT: Biron gets the shutout.

OPPONENT’S BLOG: Winging It In Motown

PREDICTION: Rangers 2, Wings 0

The game is at 7:30pm on Versus. The game will also be on 1050AM on your radio. Discussion here is always recommended too!

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  • First period Was total bs. If the roles were reversed. The wings would have had at least 4 power plays.

    Is it me or are the refs still biased against the rangers.

    Its like our boys in blue have been playing playoff hockey all year.

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