Predators @ Rangers Preview (Game 31)

The Nashville Predators (13-14-3) will head to the Big Apple to play the New York Rangers (15-15-1) Tuesday night in their second and final meeting of the regular season.  The Predators are 0-4-1 in their past five games and are in desperate need of points.  However, they are 5-3-0 all time at Madison Square Garden.  At this point, we’re grasping for anything positive.

 

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Nashville: 102.5 The Game; NBC Sports Network

New York: TV: Same

Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195397_nashville_rangers/

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SEASON SERIES

This is the second and final game of the regular season.  The Rangers won the previous meeting 2-0 at Bridgestone Arena with Cam Talbot (an alum of UAH) recording the shutout.

LINE UP NEWS

Starting Goaltenders:

 

Name

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Henrik Lundqvist

9

12

1

2.58

.914

Marek Mazanec

5

7

1

2.51

.915

Nashville Injuries: F Filip Forsberg (day to day; head), G Pekka Rinne (IR,Hip)

New York: D Marc Staal (day to day; upper body)

Projected Nashville Scratches: F Craig Smith, D Mattias Ekholm, F Filip Forsberg

Projected New York Scratches: D Marc Staal

PROJECTED LINES

Nashville


Wilson – Fisher – Hornqvist

Bourque – Legwand – Stalberg

Spaling – Cullen – Nystrom

Hendricks – Gaustad – Clune

Josi – Weber

Jones – Klein

Ellis – Bartley

Mazanec

Hutton

 

New York

Kreider – Stepan – Nash

Zuccarello – Richards – Callahan

Hagelin – Brassard – Pouliot

Asham – Boyle – Pyatt

McDonagh – Girardi

Del Zotto – Stralman

Moore – Falk

Lundqvist

Talbot


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nashville:   D Roman Josi:  The young defenseman has a goal and two assists in his past three games.  He’s been a bright spot during this team’s rather abysmal performance over the past few games.  

New York: F Brad Richards.  Richards has six points (3 goals, 4 assists) over the past seven games. 

 

Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.

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