Update, 5:42 p.m.:
Here’s Torts’ pre game presser courtesy of Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog…
Also don’t forget about the post game live chat at 10pm tonight.
The New York Rangers (29-20-4) host the New Jersey Devils (17-30-3) 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 – 21-16-4, 2.31 gaa, .923 sv%, 7 so.
Martin Brodeur – 11-19-2, 2.79 gaa, .895 sv%, 4 so
- The Devils have lost four straight to the Rangers including all three meetings season.
- The Devils are 7-1-1 in their last nine games.
- Martin Brodeur is 6-1-1 with a 1.99 goals-against average in his last eight games and has a 1.99 GAA and a shutout in his last 10 visits to MSG, but just a 2-6-2 record to show for it.
- Ilya Kovalchuk has seven points (4g, 3a) in his last eight games.
- Patrik Elias has a six-game points streak, with three goals and four assists in those six games. He has 13 points in the last 12 games.
- Brian Rolston, who was placed on waivers a few weeks ago, has 12 of his 17 points on the season in the last nine games.
- The Devils are 4-for-38 on the power play in the last 13 games.
- Since being recalled from the AHL, RW Nick Palmieri has four goals in his last six games.
- Zach Parise (knee surgery) won’t skate until March and could be gone for the year, while D Bryce Salvador (concussion) hasn’t played this season.
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 vs. Devils at MSG
Feb. 18 Rangers vs. Devils at New Jersey
April 9 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
Running With The Devils