How far will the Rangers get this season?

Game Day: Rangers host Florida, 7 PM
Rangers look to rebound against the red hot Panthers.

Can the Rangers' secondary scoring pitch in? (Photo by Dave Perlmutter/ Graphic by Greg Donahue)

Can the Rangers' secondary scoring pitch in? (Photo by Dave Perlmutter/ Graphic by Greg Donahue)

Rangers Vs. Florida 

7:00pm, Madison Square Garden


Rangers Record: 11-10-0

Oilers Record: 9-9-2


While these two teams have similar records, the Rangers and Panthers are headed in two very different directions. New York is 4-6-0 in their last 10 games while Florida has gone 7-2-1; a record that Ranger fans can only vaguely remember.

This will be the first of two meetings between these teams in the month of November as the Rangers take a trip south next Wednesday. Last year, the Rangers struggled against the Panthers losing 3 out of 4.

Florida will likely start Tomas Vokoun in net who has been an impressive 5-1-1 over his last seven starts. The Ranger D-Men will have to keep an eye on Stephen Weiss and Nathan Horton who have combined for 5 goals and 6 assists over Florida’s last four games.

The Rangers will need a strong effort to stop Florida’s winning ways, particularly from players not named Marian Gaborik. The one-dimensional scoring must come to an end, as the reliance on Gaborik and Lundqvist has not been enough to keep this team afloat.

According to multiple reports, an interesting change in lines will take place tonight, as Ales Kotalik will join Gaborik and Vinny Prospal on the top line. This is a very interesting move, as it should enable Kotalik to see top minutes as well as some good looks at the net. Could this be the spark the offense needs?

Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky will remain as scratches for tonight’s game while David Booth (concussion) will be a key loss for the Panthers.


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Posted by Greg Donahue | November 21, 2009 at 03:13 pm

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