Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rangers @ Kings (Game 57)

The New York Rangers (25-24-7) visit the Los Angeles Kings (33-19-3) tonight at the Staples Center starting at 10:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: ESPNRadio (1050AM)

Probable Lines:
Gaborik-Jokinen-Prospal
Avery-Dubinsky-Callahan
Prust-Anisimov-Christensen
Drury-Boyle-Voros

Staal-Rozsival
Del Zotto-Girardi
Redden-Gilroy

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist - 22-19-6, 2.40 gaa, .920 sv%, 2 so.

Jonathan Quick - 31-16-3, 2.54 gaa, .910 sv%, 1 so.

Opponent Notes:
- The Kings have won six straight games including all five on their recent road trip.

- Kings leading scorer Anze Kopitar has at least one point in each game of the winning streak, totaling four goals and six assists.

- Jonathan Quick is 11-3-0 with a 2.29 goals-against average in his last 14 starts.

- The Kings are 3-4 in their last seven home games.

Opponent Blog:
LA Kings Insider

6 comments:

JoeR said...

Well this should be interesting. I really hope Lundqvist gets his act together tonight. His last 3 games were terrible. A win tonight might be too much to ask for, but I do think we'll play better, if only because this team desperately needed some type of shakeup.

cf775111 said...

drury on the 4th line but prust on the 3rd line? does this make sense to anyone? you switch those two and it looks like a half decent lineup. Maybe even drury on the 2nd and avery on the 3rd.

operations said...

lineups don't matter - Torts changes them continuously throughout the game (I really hate that)

Patrick said...

I personally love these new line combos. While I don't expect Torts to keep them solid for more than the first period, I think Dru is more deserving of a 4th line stint than anyone. Avery Cally and Dubi has a lot of potential too.

Jack said...

Let's go Rangers.

damir said...

i think it might be part of the problem, changing lines around so much. Everyone who plays/played sports knows the importance of knowing your line mate or defensive partner. I think that even if we're losing, keep em together for a few games to try to build chemistry, otherwise it's going to be hard. Remember beginning of the season, anyone? Prospal Dubinsky Gaborik? I would've stuck to that line cuz it's a good variety. Gabby the scorer, Vinnie the passer and Dubi as a all-ropund guy/hard worker. I would try to appöy that kind of setup to all the lines.