Thursday, October 22, 2009
Peepin' Foes: New Jersey Devils
The Rangers had better have patched all of their wounds from the Shark attack because they are back in action against Mmmmaaaarrrttttyyyy tonight at the Garden. Luckily for us (and everyone else), the game will be on MSG at 7 (booo Versus).
Where We Are: Coming off of two days rest where the team hopefully soulsearched and learned from their many mistakes during the savage beating on Monday. But still 7-2-0 and second in the Atlantic.
Where They Are: Third in the Atlantic, with a 4-3-0 record. Three of those wins came on the road. Their last game was their first and only win at home, a 2-0 sleeper over Carolina that got Mmmmaaaarrrttttyyyy closer to another record he doesn't deserve.
Who To Watch For: Jamie Langenbrunner had the game-winner in that win and always loves to hate the Rangers. Parise and Zajac are still around, as is Rob Niedermayer- the guy who scored the early goal that set off the Torts Time Out Tirade when we played them last. Still no Patrick Elias, who is out recovering from groin surgery.
What To Watch For: Sean Avery vs. Fatso. Sean Avery vs. minor leaguer David Clarkson. Everything else is secondary.
What We'll (Hopefully) See: Sean work his magic on Mmmmaaaarrrttttyyyy. A considerably better effort than Monday. Chris Higgins score a goal. Wade Redden to start swinging his purse around - with all of the money the Rangers are giving him, it should have some weight behind it.
Also Check Out: The solid Fire & Ice, In Lou We Trust and Rich Chere's MSM blog.