The New York Rangers (0-1-2) visit the Vancouver Canucks (2-2-1) at Rogers Arena tonight starting at 10:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 92
Henrik Lundqvist – 0-1-2, 2.23 gaa, .923 sv%, 0 so.
Roberto Luongo – 1-1-1, 3.60 gaa, .871 sv%, 0 so
– Ryan Kesler will make his season debut tonight after undergoing surgery in July to repair a torn hip labrum – his second hip surgery in four years. Kesler had 41g, 32a last season.
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– After opening the season 3-for-18 on the power play, the Canucks were 2-for-2 in their 4-3 win over Edmonton on Saturday.
– The Canucks have won nine of the last 11 against the Rangers.
– Both Daniel and Herik Sedin have started the season with 2g and 5a in five games.
– The Canucks big off-season free agent signee Marco Sturm is scoreless with a -4 to start the season.
– Luongo, who has allowed 11 goals in three starts this season, is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA in two starts against the Rangers since joining Vancouver in 2006, but both of those were in 2008.
– Former Rangers first round pick Manny Malhotra, who suffered a severe eye injury last season, has just one assist in five games. Another former Blueshirt, Chris Higgins has 2g, 2a this season.
– Dale Weise is scoreless since being claimed by Vancouver from the Rangers this preseason.
2011-12 Season Series:
Oct. 18 Rangers vs. Canucks at Vancouver
Benched Whale …i will be hosting a live chat during the game in the comments section of this post. I encourage everyone to join in.