Update, 11:54 a.m.:
Torts pre-game presser (via The Blueshirts Blog)
The New York Rangers (43-32-5, 91 pts., 9th in East) host the New Jersey Devils (37-38-5, 79 pts., 12th in East) at MSG today starting at 12:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM 204
Henrik Lundqvist – 35-27-5, 2.28 gaa, .923 sv%, 11 so.
Martin Brodeur – 23-25-3, 2.40 gaa, .905 sv%, 6 so.
– Zach Parise, who returned last Saturday from a five-month layoff caused by a knee injury, will not play in either game over the weekend as the decision was made to shut him down.
– Martin Brodeur has a 1.75 goals-against average in his last 28 games and hasn’t given up more than three goals in any of them.
– The Devils are 27-10-3 since Jan. 8 which is the best in the East.
– Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 30th goal of the season Wednesday night.
– Patrik Elias has four goals and four assists during an eight-game point-scoring streak.
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 2, Devils 3 at MSG
Feb. 18 Rangers 0 vs. Devils 1 at New Jersey
April 9 Rangers vs. Devils at MSG
Running With The Devils