Update, 6:11 p.m.:
Arron Asham not playing tonight, his wife is expecting. Matt Gilroy will play.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 25, 2013
...at least he'll be rested.
The New York Rangers (24-18-4) visit the Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-3) at PNC Arena starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7FM, XM 213
Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):
Henrik Lundqvist - 22-16-3, 2.08 gaa, .926 sv%, 1 so.
Dan Ellis - 6-8-1, 3.08 gaa, .907 sv%, 1 so
- Carolina is 3-9-1 in their last 13 games, but have won two in a row.
- The Hurricanes have lost seven straight to the Rangers, while scoring 13 combined goals in those games.
- Alexander Semin is out dues to a concussion.
- Jiri Tlusty has a six game point streak (4g, 4a).
- Dan Ellis is 3-1-1 with a 2.07 GAA in his last five games against the Rangers, but has lost both starts this season and was pulled in the last meeting after allowing three goals over the first two periods.
- Eric Staal leads the Hurricanes with 50 points (18g, 32a).
- Jared Staal will make his NHL debut.
- Jordan Staal snapped an 11-game goalless streak with a tally Tuesday night.
- Jeff Skinner has three goals in his last six games.
2013 Season Series:
March 18 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO) at MSG
April 6 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1 at Carolina
April 25 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina
Here's my better late than never game recap: http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2013-articles/april/rangers-4-hurricanes-3-so.html
Now relax against the devils, put Biron in goal and get Lundqvist much needed rest. Let's prepare for PALAYOFFS! LGR!
Seriously, can we just enjoy this? Playoffs are a whole new story. I don't want to hear shit until after Game 1.
Alright time to save our money up to buy beer, depends (the adult diapers discussed earlier), popcorn, and whatever else you need to survive multiple hockey games. Next week there will be Ranger hockey after all!
lets relax for a few days boys and girls. for next week? we enter the playoffs and the bowels of hell.
As much as they do not deserve this playoff berth, I will take it. We play like this and we will only have 5 games left this year.
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CAPTAINT CALLY!!!
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG but they won... oh hit ON. sorry.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I hope she rejects you...
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Get some...
@Medvjed004 i like that someone brought this up. rest people. rest almost everybody. make asham our first line center. NO INJURIES. NO FATIGUE.
really hope clowe is ok and can come back soon. looks like he got dinged pretty hard.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I hope it smells like dead penguins in hell
@IcyCup comments froze up on me for a few minutes
@ivanricov this blog is gonna be a mess if we play them...
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG omg I might not check the blog at all if we play them. I will be afraid of the things I will read.