Vancouver Canucks @ New York Rangers
4:00 PM PST
|2.82 (12th)||Goals/Game||3.40 (2nd)|
|2.46 (4th)||Goals Against/Game||2.36 (4th)|
|15.9% (22nd)||PP||24.7% (1st)|
|83.6% (10th)||PK||85.1% (T-4th)|
> The King Vs The Ginger: As always the netminders are front and center and the Rangers would be in a bad way without Henrik Lundqvist (18W, 2.32 GAA, .924S%). Though rare, Vancouver has enjoy smacking the king around as he sports a 0-3 record with a .857 GAA and a 4.59S%. On the flip side, Schneider will bring his unbeaten streak into the Garden and has a chance to tie Luongo’s franchise record for 11 games without a regulation loss.
> Delayed Christmas Present: Ranger fans get another chance to take in their newest present tonight: Wojtek Wolski. Wolski is a fairly one-dimensional player who we’ve seen plenty of from his days with the Avs, but from the Rangers perspective they get a younger winger to help offset the loss of Frolov in exchange for a pricey, stay-at home defenseman in Rozsival. Of course none of this answers the more pressing cap issues in regards to Sami Salo and how the f%$& we push him into the line-up, so…meh!
> Impress Your Friends With Knowledge!: The Canucks and Rangers combined for 96 shots on goal (a franchise record of 62 from the Canucks) set back on 1991 during a 3-3 tie (h/t Canucks.com game preview). For what it’s worth, the Canucks are 12-5 against the Rangers since their 1994 Stanley Cup series.