Rangers @ Senators (Game 30) – Open Game Night Thread

The New York Rangers (16-12-1) visit the Ottawa Senators (12-15-2) at ScotiaBank Place tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM208

Probable Lines:
Fedotenko-Stepan-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Frolov-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Christensen-Boogaard

Staal-Roszival
Gilroy-Girardi
Eminger-Sauer

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 11-10-1, 2.52 gaa, .918 sv%, 4 so.

Brian Elliot – 10-8-1, 2.81 gaa, .913 sv%, 3 so

Opponent Notes:
- Ottawa has managed 17 goals during a 3-8-1 stretch, scoring one or none eight times in that span.

- The Senators have totaled five goals while going 1-3-1 in their last five contests. The one win was against the Rangers (3-0) on Sunday.

- Ottawa is 4 for 30 on the power play in the last 14 games.

- Daniel Alfredsson has gone 10 games without a goal and hasn’t recorded a point in his last eight.

- Ottawa has lost three-in-a-row at home. They have also lost three straight at home against the Rangers.

- Jason Spezza has one point in his last eight games.

- Sergei Gonchar has gone pointless in eight games.

- Nick Foligno has two goals in his last five games.

- Former Ranger Alex Kovalev (7g, 7a, -6) has been demoted to the fourth line.

2010-11 Season Series:
Dec. 5 Rangers 1, Senators 3 at MSG
Dec. 9 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa
March 4 Rangers vs. Senators at Ottawa
March 24 Rangers vs. Senators at MSG

Opponent Blog:
Black Aces

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