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Rangers vs. Canadiens (Game 44) – Game Night Open Thread

Update, 5:54 p.m.:
Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants has numerous pre-game quotes from Marc Staal, Derek Stepan, Wojtek Wolski and John Tortorella.

Original Post:
The New York Rangers (25-15-3) host the Montreal Canadiens (23-16-3) at MSG tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM207

Probable Lines:


Henrik Lundqvist – 18-12-3, 2.33 gaa, .923 sv%, 5 so.

Carey Price – 21-14-3, 2.31 gaa, .921 sv%, 4 so

Opponent Notes:
– Montreal has lost six of the last eight match-ups vs. the Rangers at MSG.

– The Canadiens are losers of nine of 12 on the road.

– Montreal is 3-0-1 in its last four overall.

– Captain Brian Gionta leads the Canadiens with 15 goals, scoring three in his last four games.

– D James Wisniewski has two goals and four assists in five games since being acquired in a trade with the New York Islanders on Dec. 28.

– D Andrei Markov is out for the season after suffering a knee injury on Nov. 13 when he had knee-to-knee contact with Carolina’s Eric Staal.

– Michael Cammalleri did not make the trip to New York because of flu-like symptoms.

– Former Ranger Scott Gomz has 6g, 16a and is a -8 in 40 games this season.

2010-11 Season Series:
Jan. 11 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG
Jan. 15 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
Feb. 5 Rangers vs. Canadiens at Montreal
March 18 Rangers vs. Canadiens at MSG

Opponent Blog:
Four Habs Fans

…ok with the new comment section displaying real time comments (similar to IM) I thought I’d start the open game night thread again. So jump in and start commenting. It should be a lot of fun. I might even make an appearance.

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