The New York Rangers (28-19-3) visit the Washington Capitals (27-14-8) at the Verizon Center tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: Versus; Radio: 970AM The Apple, XM204
Martin Biron – 7-4-0, 2.33 gaa, .916 sv%, 0 so.
Braden Holtby – 4-2-1, 2.79 gaa, .897 sv%, 0 so
– Alex Ovechkin scored his first hat trick of the season Saturday night against the Maple Leafs giving him 19 goals and 32 assists on the season. He is goalless in his last three meetings against the Rangers.
– The Capitals are 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings against the Rangers including winning eight of 10 at home.
– Washington is 5-2-3 in their last 10.
– Former Ranger Tom Poti is day-to-day with a lower body injury,while Alexander Semin (lower body/hip) remains out with no timetable yet given for his return.
– Braden Holtby has stopped 59 of the last 61 shots against.
– Nicklas Backstrom has a five game point streak (1g, 6a).
– Brooks Laich has just two even-strength goals in his past 34 games.
2010-11 Season Series:
Nov. 9 Rangers 3, Capitals 5 at MSG
Dec. 12 Rangers 7, Capitals 0 at MSG
Jan. 24 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
Feb. 25 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
Rock the Red