The New York Rangers (43-31-5) host the Carolina Hurricane (34-33-11) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 31-24-5, 2.41 gaa, .919 sv%, 5 so
Cam Ward – 9-11-6, 3.11 gaa, .896 sv%, 0 so
– If Carolina loses tonight they will be eliminated from playoff contention.
– The Hurricanes have lost six straight at MSG.
– Carolina is 3-1-2 over their last six games.
– Eric Staal has two goals in his last three games.
– Jeff Skinner has points in seven of his last eight games (5g, 3a).
– The Hurricanes leading scorer on defense, Andrej Sekera, will miss his second straight game with a lower body injury.
– Alexander Semin was pointless with a -3 in his return to the lineup Saturday night after missing two straight games due to illness.
– Jordan Staal is pointless in his last six games.
– Cam Ward is a career 10-11-3, 2.40 gaa, .925 sv% with two shutouts against the Rangers.
– Former Rangers first round pick Manny Malhotra is pointless in his last 13 games and goalless in his last 26.
– Another former Ranger, Radek Dvorak, is pointless in his last 12 games and goalless in his last 44.
– In case you weren’t aware, Jeff Skinner can rip it with accuracy as seen on this goal against the Devils Saturday night…
2013-14 Season Series:
Nov. 1 Rangers 5, Hurricanes 1 at MSG
Mar. 7 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2 at Carolina
Mar. 11 Rangers 1, Hurricanes 3 at Carolina
Apr. 8 Rangers vs. Hurricanes at MSG