The New York Rangers (8-6-2) visit the Montreal Canadiens (11-4-2) at the Bell Centre starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (FM 98.7), XM 92
Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):
Martin Biron - 1-0-1, 2.31 gaa, .928 sv%, 0 so.
Carey Price - 9-3-1, 2.12 gaa, .919 sv%, 1 so
- Montreal is currently the top seed in the East.
- Montreal has outscored the Rangers 19-3 in their past five wins at the Bell Centre and gone 8-0-1 in the last nine games in the series there.
- Max Pacioretty has four goals in the last three games.
- Tomas Plekanec leads the Canadiens with eight goals.
- Brian Gionta has just one goal in his last 14 games.
- PK Subban has just one point (an assist) in his last five games.
- Former Ranger Brandon Prust has two points (1g, 1a) and eight hits in his last three games. However, Prust (upper body) is a gametime decision tonight.
2013 Season Series:
Feb. 19 Rangers 1, Canadiens 3 at MSG
Feb. 23 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 30 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
Eyes on the Prize
Maple Leafs...11 wins 8 losses.....21 fighting majors. No lack of team toughness with that squad. Can't wait til we play them...lol.....they will put half our team in the hospital.
Here's a clip of what the Maple Leafs will do to us...
On your threat level chart. Do Dan Girardi and Ryan Mcdonagh = Henrik Lundqvist in terms of injuries because I think they do.
McD Will be back, but we won't see Girardi again this season. Looked like when Cally took that Character slap shot. If this team doesn't make the playoffs, this will be the game that everyone looks back to.
Two things. One it seems like Brandon Prust was the straw that mad our drink stir last year. Just look at where the Canadiens are with him, looks like we should have paid up.
Two some guy on the radio for the Rangers just said Nash is still seeing double and wont be back until the playoffs because they don't want to risk anything with his lengthy contract. Take what you want out of that could be a rumor but without him season is over.
Now Girardi is out they are dropping like flies. Our defense is beyond thin. Injuries could be the end of our season...
I remember the first time I realized that there was toughness/sticking up for teammate problem with the Rangers......
It was January 22nd...against the Pens...when Oprik nearly took Kreider's head off.....and no one did anything. Nash has been drilled several times...nothing. McDonagh gets face planted into the glass....nothing.
From a toughness standpoint, there is something really wrong here....
dear new york rangers,
if i have to watch this many pitbull commercials just to watch your games, you better at least show up.
Curious to the reason Gaborik gets benched before Richards? We might as well be playing with 4 people on the ice when Richards is out there.
If Pacieoretty is not on the ice by the end of this game, I lose all respect for the grit and toughness of this team. That was one of the dirtiest hits I have seen in awhile, and it was clearly pre-meditated. For Gods sake he was smiling after it, someone better lay him the fuck out.
@KevinDeLury -- Good teams rally around adversity ...
@slapshot13j LOL!!!! You think he's going to talk about the injuries!!!!
@KevinDeLury we arent dependent on him at all.....
You what the color is for the threat level chart for the Rangers?
Pink,,,it represents them perfectly. Bunch of sissies!!
@KevinDeLury if lundqvist gets hurt now, your threat chart wouldnt even be on the same planet as what happened to this team....
@johnnyb3910 Yeah, that was right on his ankle. Not good.
From your lips to God's ears Kevin.
@McPhee21 wouldnt you, not like anything is going to happen if you do.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG i dont know whats worse those commercials or the Rangers play.
@slapshot13j , possibly
@slapshot13j gaby did take that lazy penalty that led to the 3rd goal
@cb1 worse than embarrassing.
It's one thing to lose...its another thing to lose...and be soft while you do it.
@KevinDeLury he has too, if he doesnt I think this strategy is retarded. I mean come on, players shouldnt come back til they are healthy anyway...
Until this toughness problem is addressed....teams will run roughshod all over us.
@McPhee21 Someone should fish out the skates.....
@cb1 Yea, wow at least he did something to get on the scoresheet. Brad Richards only stat is takeaway and - (in the +/-)
@McPhee21 and not tell your teammate that you have his back. If I were mcdonagh i would hate my teammates for not having my back. This team is a disgrace.
@McPhee21 @slapshot13j pretty sure Rupp had 2 of them and Asham had the other. Or maybe Bickel is in there somewhere. Problem is a guy like Bickel is too afraid to do something Torts will deem as "stupid" right now
@McPhee21 Still no one has taken out Pacieoretty, I am waiting....
When was the last game the Rangers dropped the gloves? Who was it against?
@McPhee21 they have 3 on the season still
The lack of toughness is mindboggling.Just curious...
Does anyone remember the last NYR fighting major?