The New York Rangers (17-7-4) visit the St. Louis Blues (17-9-3) at Scottrade Center tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 216
Henrik Lundqvist – 12-6-4, 2.03 gaa, .933 sv%, 2 so.
Brian Elliot – 12-2-0, 1.46 gaa, .947 sv%, 4 so
– Brian Elliot, who was signed by the Blues in the offseason to be their backup goaltender, leads the NHL with a 1.46 goals-against average, four shutouts and a .947 save percentage, compared to last year when he went 15-27-9 with a 3.34 GAA and three shutouts with Ottawa and Colorado. However, he is is 0-3-1 with a 3.00 lifetime GAA against the Rangers.
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– The Blues are 8-2-1 in St. Louis since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach for the fired Davis Payne last month.
– Alex Steen leads the Blues with 19 points, while David Backes leads in goals (10) and Kevin Shattenkirk in assists (12).
– The Blues are 4-1-1 against the Rangers since former Ranger John Davidson was named team President.
– Former Rangers prospect Evgeni Grachev (2a in 17 games) was recalled from the Blues AHL affiliate this week after being sent down just a week ago. He is not expected to play tonight.
– Former Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner has 2g, 8a this season.
2011-12 Season Series:
Dec. 15 Rangers vs. Blues at St. Louis