The New York Rangers (16-18-2) host the Minnesota Wild (20-12-5) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Cam Talbot – 6-2-0, 1.74 gaa, .934 sv%, 2 so
Niklas Backstrom – 2-6-2, 3.12 gaa, .896 sv%, 0 so
Marc Staal Update:
#NYR News: Marc Staal skated yesterday and is doing so again after the AM skate today
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 22, 2013
To watch Staal discuss his recovery, click here.
– Minnesota is 1-5-1 in its last six road games.
– Wild starting goaltender Josh Harding was placed on injured reserve Wednesday in order to evaluate his medication for multiple sclerosis.
– Niklas Backstrom has lost five straight starts while posting a 3.23 GAA.
– Zach Parise has just one points (a goal) and is a -4 in his last five games.
– Jason Pominville has seven points (3g, 4a) in his last 10 games.
– Ryan Suter is goalless in 37 games this season.
– Dany Heatley snapped a nine-game goalless streak on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
– Matt Cooke leads the team with 88 hits.
– Yeah, that Matt Cooke. The same idiot who did this to Ryan McDonagh in 2011…
…hey look, the 2010-11 team didn't standup for each other either as not a single Rangers player even bothered to skate over to Cooke after that disgusting elbow.
2013-14 Season Series:
Dec. 21 Rangers vs. Wild at MSG
Mar. 13 Rangers vs. Wild at Minnesota
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