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%)
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!