The New York Rangers (29-22-4) visit the Detroit Red Wings (31-15-6) at Joe Louis Arena tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: Versus; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM205
Martin Biron – 8-5-0, 2.07 gaa, .923 sv%, 0 so.
Jimmy Howard – 25-9-3, 2.85 gaa, .904 sv%, 2 so
– Detroit has been shutout in two straight games.
– Detroit is 2 for 28 with the man advantage over the last nine games.
– The Red Wings have won 13 of the last 15 matchups against the Rangers, including nine of the last 10 meetings in Detroit, including five in a row since a 3-2 defeat Jan. 30, 1999.
– Brian Rafalski has posted a minus-5 rating in the last three games.
– Pavel Datsyuk, who suffered a broken right hand on Dec. 22, will return to the Red Wings lineup tonight.
– Mike Modano (wrist surgery) was injured on Nov. 26 and is won’t be back until early March, while Tomas Holmstrom (broken hand) was expected to return tonight but is out.
2010-11 Season Series:
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. Red Wings at Detroit
Nightmare on Helm Street