Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rangers @ Devils (Preseason Game 2)

The New York Rangers (1-0-0) visit the New Jersy Devils (0-0-2) tonight at the Prudential Center starting at 7:00 p.m.

TV: MSG

Probable Lineup:
Fedotenko-White-Callahan
Byers-Anisimov-Grachev
Avery-Kennedy-J. Williams
Boogaard-Newbury-Weise

Del Zotto-Eminger
Semenov-Valentenko
Exelby-Gilroy

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist - 35-27-10, 2.38 gaa, .921 sv%, 4 so.

Johan Hedberg - 21-16-6, 2.62 gaa, .915 sv %, 3 so

Opponent Notes:
- According to Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice, Zach Parise said his line with Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk will play again tonight after combining for three goals and four assists in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers.

- Gulitti also reports that it appears the Patrik Elias-Jason Arnott-Jamie Langenbrunner will not play tonight.

- The Devils have lost both preseason games in the extra frame. Shootout vs. Flyers and OT vs. Rangers.

Last Year Season Series:
Oct. 5 - Rangers 3, Devils 2 at New Jersey
Oct. 22 - Rangers 2, Devils 4 at MSG
Jan. 12 - Rangers 0, Devils 1 (SO) at MSG
Feb. 6 - Rangers 3, Devils 1 at MSG
March 10 - Rangers 3, Devils 6 at New Jersey
March 25 - Rangers 4, Devils 3 (SO) at New Jersey

Opponent Blog:
Pucks and Pitchforks

12 comments:

Andrew_794 said...

...anyone else a bit curious whos going to score our goals tonight?

guess thats what pre season is for..

Anonymous said...

anyone have an internet feed for this game?

Mike said...

wow this is an entire team of third line or worse players

Charlie Farrell said...

why no stepan? i feel like he is still on a tryout and would like to see what he could do without gaborik and frolov. and if nothing else, it gives him more experience and exposure

Anonymous said...

There are alot of games left, obviously Torts wants to get a feel for which players are worth keeping for the bottom half of the roster.

AnnoyingJoe said...

Charlie - Good question. Maybe its a sign that the coaching staff feels he's already earned a spot on the team and they want to take a longer look at White and Kennedy. Maybe...

rusty said...

These are preseason games and the coaches need to evaluate all the players under game conditions. They aren't all that concerned about the outcome or trying to put together a lineup to score. They need to figure out who to keep and who to cut.

rusty said...

These are preseason games and the coaches need to evaluate all the players under game conditions. They aren't all that concerned about the outcome or trying to put together a lineup to score. They need to figure out who to keep and who to cut.

rusty said...

Sorry for the double post. It said the 1st one didn't go through.

Evan said...

Anybody else notice how much Chico Resh and Joe Micheletti are fighting (mostly about Avery and Boogard)? They are making Doc Emrick uncomfortable... I guess it is preseason for the announcers too.

AnnoyingJoe said...

Evan, Yes! Joe M. was owning.

LI Joe said...

stepan sat last night because they are splitting team up with 2 games in less than 24 hrs