Tonight, the New York Rangers look to get back in the win column in when they face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs north of the boarder in Toronto. The Rangers haven’t beaten the Leafs in two attempts this season.
Martin Biron will get the nod tonight, meaning Henrik Lundqvist will start tomorrow night against the Montreal Canadiens, a team the Rangers have not had success against in Montreal lately. Biron was in goal for a 4-0 loss against the Habs earlier in the season.
Biron has played well this season, posting a 8-2 victory, with his most recent defeat coming against the Washington Capitals about three weeks ago. Although he’s still playing solid, his game has dipped a bit, and rebounds have hurt him.
Brandon Dubinsky will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury he suffered in the first period of Tuesday night’s 2-1 shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Dubinsky, who has played well as of late, returned in that game but has since continued to feel pain.
“It’s still the same,” head coach John Tortorella said of Dubinsky’s injury. “We just don’t want it to turn into a bigger problem…We’re just trying to be careful.”
No word on line combinations tonight, but expect some shakeup. Artem Anisimov has not played great, and is pointless in his last nine games, not a stat a top-line player should ever have. Faceoff is at 7 pm.
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