Rangers vs. Oilers (Game 17) – Updated

Update, 11:22 a.m.:
Jesse Spector tweets that Derek Boogaard is back in the lineup with Todd White a healthy scratch. Torts had said yesterday he wasn’t going to change the lineup, but I guess he had a change of heart.


Original Post:

The New York Rangers (8-7-1) host the Edmonton Oilers (4-8-3) today at MSG starting at 12:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV:
MSG; Radio: 970AM The Apple, XM204


Probable Lines:
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan

Frolov-Christensen-Gaborik
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust
Avery-Stepan-Boogaard

Staal-Girardi
Del Zotto-Eminger
Gilroy-Sauer

Goaltenders:
Martin Biron – 2-2-0, 2.26 gaa, .912 sv%, 0 so.

Nikolai Khabibulin – 4-8-1, 3.64 gaa, .890 sv %, 1 so

Opponent Notes:
- Edmonton is 4-24-5 away from home since winning five straight road games last December.

- Nikolai Khabibulin is 1-4-0 with a 4.15 goals against average over his last five games and is 2-5-0 with a 2.42 GAA lifetime at Madison Square Garden.

- The Oilers defeated Tom Renney’s Rangers 3-2 in their last visit to New York on Nov. 10, 2008.

- 2010 #1 pick Taylor Hall has just one point (an assist) in the last four games and is a minus 7. Hall has 3g, 4a so far this season.

- D Ryan Whitney has 13 points (all assists) on the season, which ties him for the team lead.

- Former Ranger Jason Strudwick has zero points and is a minus 4 in 10 games this season.

2010-11 Season Series:

Nov. 14, Rangers vs. Oilers at MSG

Opponent Blog:

Low on Oil

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