Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rangers vs. Thrashers (Game 8) (Updated)

Update, 5:04 p.m.:
Rick Carpiniello tweets that Marty Biron will get the start tonight.

Original Post:
The New York Rangers (4-2-1) host the Atlanta Thrashers (3-4-1) tonight at MSG starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG Plus; Radio: 1130AM Bloomberg Radio, XM205

Probable Lines:

Del Zotto-Girardi

Martin Biron - 1-0-0, 1.00 gaa, .960 sv%, 0 so.

Chris Mason - 3-4-1, 3.54 gaa, .910 sv %, 0 so

Opponent Notes:
- The Thrashers are 0-2-1 in their last three.

- Evander Kane leads Atlanta with five goals.

- Andrew Ladd has a team-leading eight points, however, he doesn’t have a point in five visits to MSG.

- Former Ranger Nik Antropov, who has been nursing a sore hip following offseason surgery, is scoreless with just one assist and a minus-3 rating in seven games this season.

- G Ondrej Pavelec remains out indefinitely after fainting and suffering a concussion against Washington on Oct. 8.

- Former Blackhawks F Dustin Byfuglien is now playing defense for the Thrashers (2g, 4a, -5).

2010-11 Season Series:
Oct. 27 Rangers vs. Thrashers at MSG
Jan. 22 Rangers vs. Thrashers at Atlanta
Feb. 11 Rangers vs. Thrashers at Atlanta
April 7 Rangers vs. Thrashers at MSG

Opponent Blog:
The Blueland Chronicle


-DO said...

Off-topic, Colby Armstrong is out 4-6 weeks with a finger injury. Karma? Perhaps.

Anonymous said...

2 questions...Nigel Dawes still with the big squad? Or is he sent down? #2 is why isn't Gaborik skating with his separated shoulder???

Randomness said...

@Anon - just a guess, but Gaborik may not have full range of motion with his shoulder yet. If not, it could throw off his skating, which could do who knows what to his lower body, especially considering his history. Likewise, you don't want him falling on an already injured shoulder quite yet... But like I said, just a guess.

AnnoyingJoe said...

It's impossible to skate for the purpose of maintaining endurance without using your upper body.

Gary said...

Dawes got sent down a week or so ago.

Kevin DeLury said...

Wow, I would have had to write something nice about Eminger if that went in.