The New York Rangers (31-24-4) visit the New Jersey Devils (23-30-4) at the Prudential Center tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM205
Henrik Lundqvist – 23-18-4, 2.39 gaa, .920 sv%, 7 so.
Johan Hedberg – 10-10-2, 2.63 gaa, .905 sv%, 1 so
– The Devils have won five straight and are 13-1-2 in their last 16 games.
– Ilya Kovalchuk has an eight game scoring streak (6g, 4a).
– Johan Hedberg is undefeated with a 1.46 goals-against average in four starts since Martin Brodeur injured his knee on Feb. 6. Hedberg is 11-5-2 with a 2.17 lifetime GAA versus the Rangers.
– New Jersey has allowed 30 goals, 1.88 per game, during their 16-game run.
– Travis Zajac has two goals and six assists in the last eight games.
– Brian Rolston, who has twice been put on waivers by the Devils this season, has 16 points (7g 9a) in the last 16 games.
– Patrik Elias has a three-game points streak, with a goal and three assists.
– D Anton Volchenkov will return to the Devils lineup tonight after serving a three game suspension.
– Zach Parise (knee surgery) won’t skate until March and could be gone for the season.
– Martin Brodeur (knee) was actived today but will serve as Hedberg’s backup tonight.
2010-11 Season Series:
Oct. 24 Rangers 3, Devils 1 at MSG
Nov. 5 Rangers 3, Devils 0 at New Jersey
Dec. 29 Rangers 3, Devils 1 at New Jersey
Feb. 3 Rangers 2, Devils 3 at MSG
Feb. 18 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
April 9 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
Running With The Devils