The New York Rangers (25-16-3) host the Vancouver Canucks (28-8-6) at MSG tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM207
Henrik Lundqvist – 18-13-3, 2.32 gaa, .924 sv%, 5 so.
Cory Schneider – 8-0-2, 2.31 gaa, .925 sv%, 0 so
– Vancouver is 14-0-3 in their last 17 games.
– The Canucks have scored at least three goals in 14 of the last 16 games.
– Ryan Kesler has 24 goals in 42 games. He also has a goal and four assists in his last three games versus the Rangers with three assists coming in a 4-1 win on Nov. 3, 2009.
– Henrik & Daniel Sedin are tied for third in the NHL with 55 points, with Daniel having 25 goals while Henrik has an NHL-best 46 assists.Daniel has one goal in each of the last three meetings against the Rangers, and Henrik has a goal and three assists in a four-game points streak against the Blueshirts.
– D Kevin Bieksa now has four goals and nine points in his last nine games.
– D Sami Salo (surgery, torn Achilles tendon) has resumed practicing and travelling with the team after needing surgery in the off-season but is still several weeks away from returning.
2010-11 Season Series:
Jan. 13 Rangers vs. Canucks at MSG
…i’ll be at the game tonight so if anyone wants to take charge of the game night open thread go for it.