Standings: Leafs (33-34-8), Rangers (46-21-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (35-31-66)
TOR Leading Scorer: Phil Kessel (36-40-76)
NYR Goaltender: Martin Biron (19 GS, 2.38 GAA, .910 SV%)
TOR Goaltender: Jonas Gustavsson (34 GS, 2.87 GAA, .900 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko-Mike Rupp-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Michael Del Zotto
Tim Erixon–Stu Bickel
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Steve Eminger (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy), Anton Stralman (healthy)
Preview: For some reason, the Rangers always have problems with the Leafs. Luckily for the Rangers, this is not a Leafs team that is threatening to make the playoffs, like they were early in the season. The Leafs have crashed back to Earth in magnificent fashion.
Goaltending is the biggest issue for the Leafs, so shoot, shoot shoot.
After a game like last night, the best thing for the Rangers to do is to forget and move on. The Rangers own the second game of back to backs, so this should be a fun one.
Crazy Thought: Erixon gets a goal.
Opposition Blog: Down Goes Brown