Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 216
Henrik Lundqvist - 12-6-4, 2.03 gaa, .933 sv%, 2 so.
Brian Elliot - 12-2-0, 1.46 gaa, .947 sv%, 4 so
- Brian Elliot, who was signed by the Blues in the offseason to be their backup goaltender, leads the NHL with a 1.46 goals-against average, four shutouts and a .947 save percentage, compared to last year when he went 15-27-9 with a 3.34 GAA and three shutouts with Ottawa and Colorado. However, he is is 0-3-1 with a 3.00 lifetime GAA against the Rangers.
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- The Blues are 8-2-1 in St. Louis since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach for the fired Davis Payne last month.
- Alex Steen leads the Blues with 19 points, while David Backes leads in goals (10) and Kevin Shattenkirk in assists (12).
- The Blues are 4-1-1 against the Rangers since former Ranger John Davidson was named team President.
- Former Rangers prospect Evgeni Grachev (2a in 17 games) was recalled from the Blues AHL affiliate this week after being sent down just a week ago. He is not expected to play tonight.
- Former Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner has 2g, 8a this season.
2011-12 Season Series:
Dec. 15 Rangers vs. Blues at St. Louis
St. Louis Game Time
it is so frustrating watching gaborik pass up oppurtunities to shoot over and over again.. i think he has the quickest release in the entire nhl... but he hasnt been using it.... sure hes got 15 goals but if he shot 10 times a game like he should he would have 25