Update, 6:11 p.m.:
Arron Asham not playing tonight, his wife is expecting. Matt Gilroy will play.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 25, 2013
…at least he'll be rested.
The New York Rangers (24-18-4) visit the Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-3) at PNC Arena starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7FM, XM 213
Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):
Henrik Lundqvist – 22-16-3, 2.08 gaa, .926 sv%, 1 so.
Dan Ellis – 6-8-1, 3.08 gaa, .907 sv%, 1 so
- Carolina is 3-9-1 in their last 13 games, but have won two in a row.
- The Hurricanes have lost seven straight to the Rangers, while scoring 13 combined goals in those games.
- Alexander Semin is out dues to a concussion.
- Jiri Tlusty has a six game point streak (4g, 4a).
- Dan Ellis is 3-1-1 with a 2.07 GAA in his last five games against the Rangers, but has lost both starts this season and was pulled in the last meeting after allowing three goals over the first two periods.
- Eric Staal leads the Hurricanes with 50 points (18g, 32a).
- Jared Staal will make his NHL debut.
- Jordan Staal snapped an 11-game goalless streak with a tally Tuesday night.
- Jeff Skinner has three goals in his last six games.
2013 Season Series:
March 18 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO) at MSG
April 6 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1 at Carolina
April 25 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at Carolina