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Rangers vs Hurricanes (12/5)
Rangers take on the Hurricanes at the Garden for their first home game of 2011

It will be up to goalie Henrik Lundqvist to get this Rangers team back on track.

It will be up to goalie Henrik Lundqvist to get this Rangers team back on track.

New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes

7 p.m., Wednesday

Madison Square Garden


Rangers Record: 22-15-3

Hurricanes Record: 18-15-5


Tonight, Jan. 5, the Rangers take on the Carolina Hurricanes at home. The Rangers, 1-2 over their most recent road trip, are playing their first home game of the new year and still looking for their first win of 2011. They are coming off two tough losses in Florida, one each against the Panthers and the Lightning. After two days off, however, the Rangers should be ready to get back in gear and back on the winning track.

The Hurricanes are coming off a disappointing overtime loss against the Panthers on Monday. Carolina squandered an early lead to ultimately result in overtime and a loss. The loss was particularly disappointing for the Hurricanes because of the playoff situation, where they sit in ninth place, four points out of a spot but with Florida only three points behind. The ‘Canes will be looking to make up some points against the Rangers tonight, a team which they have been successful against in the recent past. Carolina has beaten the Rangers in the teams’ last three consecutive meetings, spanning the past two seasons, all of which occurred at the Garden. 

New York continues to suffer from injuries to forwards Derek Boogaard, Ryan Callahan and Vinny Prospal. Additionally, forward Ruslan Fedotenko suffered an injury to his hand while blocking a shot in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. He is listed as day-to-day, but not expected to play against Carolina tonight.

Rangers’ sophomore defenseman Michael Del Zotto was sent down to the Connecticut Whale, prompting the recall of defenseman Ryan McDonagh, drafted in the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. The 21-year-old defenseman has yet to make his NHL debut. McDonagh, however, will not be playing in tonight’s game, as Matt Gilroy gets the start instead.

Tonight’s goalie match-up should feature the Hurricanes’ Cam Ward against Henrik Lundqvist. Ward has been solid against the Rangers throughout his career, posting a 2.12 GAA in 17 games against them. 


Be sure to tune in as the Rangers look to attain their first win of the new year!


Posted by Olivia Monaco | January 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

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