OPPONENT: EV Zug
NOTABLE NHLers: Jussi Markkanen (former Ranger), Glen Metropolit.
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Mike Rupp-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Brian Boyle-Erik Christensen-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Brendan Bell-Stu Bickel
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: The Rangers are 4-1-1 this preseason, but have not looked overly impressive while amassing that impressive record. They were sloppy against Slovan, and have taken entirely too many penalties against teams that are supposed to be inferior opponents. They would not be 4-1-1 if they played this way against NHL opponents. With the roster essentially set, it’s time to get their act together and finish the preseason strong.
CRAZY THOUGHT: Bickel scores a goal.
OPPONENT’S BLOG: N/A
PREDICTION: Rangers 4, Zug 1.
The game is on at 2pm on MSG. There’s also a live stream here.