The New York Rangers (2-1-2) visit the Edmonton Oilers (2-2-2) at Rexall Place tonight starting at 10:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: WBBR 1130AM, XM 213
Henrik Lundqvist – 2-1-2, 1.72 gaa, .946 sv%, 1 so.
Nikolai Khabibulin – 1-0-2, 0.95 gaa, .962 sv%, 0 so
– The Oilers are led by former Rangers head coach Tom Renney
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– Edmonton is 12-for-12 on the pk over the last three games.
– Since joining the Oilers in 2009-10, Khabibulin is 0-2-0 against the Rangers including surrendered a career-worst eight goals in an 8-2 loss at Madison Square Garden last year.
– C Sam Gagner (ankle) is expected to make his season debut tonight.
– Ryan Smyth is back with the Oilers and has 2g, 2a on the season.
– 2011 first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who leads the Oilers in goals (4) and points (5), may sit tonight according to the Edmonton Journal. NHL teams have nine games to audition junior-eligible players and Renney says he wants to get a look at his team without Nugent-Hopkins before making a decision on the young star.
– Former Rangers defensive prospect Corey Potter has two assists and is a -1 in four games.
– RW Ales Hemsky (shoulder) is out until early November.
2011-12 Season Series:
Oct. 22 Rangers vs. Oilers at Edmonton
The Copper and Blue …i will be hosting another live chat during the game in the comments section of this post. I encourage everyone to join the fun starting at 10pm.