Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rangers vs. Canadiens (Game 80)

The New York Rangers (40-30-9) host the Montreal Canadiens (41-28-10) tonight at MSG starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

For last minute news go to The Rangers Report or Blue Notes.

Probable Lines:
Avery-Gomez-Antropov
Naslund-Drury-Callahan
Korpikoski-Dubinsky-Zherdev
Sjostrom-Betts-Orr

Mara-Rozsival
Morris-Redden
Staal-Girardi

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist - 35-25-7, 2.46 gaa, .915 sv%, 3 so.

Carey Price - 23-14-, 2.77 gaa, .905 sv%, 1 so.

Opponent Notes:
- Leading scorer Andrei Markov (knee) and fellow defenseman Mathieu Schneider (shoulder) were hurt in Saturday’s 6-2 win over Toronto. While various sources have said both are out for the season, the Canadiens Blog Habs Eyes On The Prize says that not only has Schneider made the trip to New York, but that he could also be in the lineup tonnight.

- Alex Kovalev, who is looking to extend his point streak to eight, has two goals and an assist this season against the Rangers.

- Price is 1-0-1 with a 2.41 GAA against the Rangers this season.

- The Canadiens are 5-1-1 in their last seven games.

- Saku Koivu has a seven game point scoring streak. He has three goals and six assists in that span.

Opponent Blog:
Habs Eyes On The Prize

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