Game 6: Rangers At Canucks Preview: The KesLORD Returns!

RANGERS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Tues. 7:00 PM PST
TV TSN
Season Series  0 - 0
Last Meeting
1-0 Rangers (Jan. 13/11)
The Enemy Blueshirt Banter Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 2-5-7  Richards: 1-2-3
Rangers
Category Canucks
0-1-2 Season Record 2-2-1
13th
Conference Position 10th
Lost 3
Streak Won 1
0-1-2
< Road Record / Home Record >
0-0-1
-
Last 10 -
-4
Goals For / Against +/- -2
1.67 (30)
Goals Per Game 2.80 (12)
2.67 (19)
Goals Against Per Game 3.00 (24)
1.25 (11)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.12 (14)
0
Power Play %
23.8 (7)
84.2 (15)
Penalty Kill %
76.0 (26)
0
Winning % When Scoring First 100
0
Winning % When Leading After 1 0
0
Winning % When Leading After 2 0
57.3 (1)
Faceoffs % 50.8 (13)
20.7 (30)
PIM's Per Game Average
13.8 (21) 
NHL.com

PROJECTED STARTING GOALIES


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Roberto Luongo 3 183 1 1 11 3.61 85 74 .871 0


Henrik Lundqvist

#30 / Goalie / New York Rangers

6-1

195

Mar 02, 1982



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Henrik Lundqvist 3 188 0 1 7 2.23 91 84 .923 0


PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

CANUCKS

Dank-Hank-Burrows

Higgins-Kesler-Hodgson

Samuelsson-Malhotra-Hansen

Volpatti-Lapierre-Weise

Edler-Hamhuis

Bieksa-Ballard

Alberts-Salo

RANGERS

Derek Stepan wolf / Brad Richards / Maid Marian Gaborik

Brandon Dubinsky / Artem Anisimov / Ryan Callahan

Mike Rupp / Kris Newbury / Wojtek Wolski (maybe)

Ryan McDonagh / Dan Girardi

Michael Del Zotto / Tim Erixon

Steve Eminger / Jeff Woywitka / Kurt Sauer

You think they miss Marc Staal??

All we need is an immediate impact from Ryan Kesler, continued improvement on the powerplay (Rangers have been quite undisciplined), less suckage on the PK, and another Roberto Luongo effort like he has done for us in his 2 games as a Canuck versus the Rangers: a 2-0-0 record and a 1.50 goals against average. The D game is slowly coming together too, and we'll see what results happen now as Alain Vigneault has shuffled the deck with the pairings.

Anyone old enough to remember the birth of grunge music is about old enough to remember the sting of 1994. And that stinger has never gone away for many older Canucks fans. It makes a Canucks-Rangers game all that much more fun. A win over the Rangers always feels sweet. F*ck you Richter!

The Rangers are off to a bad start, but are not getting blown out in their games. They have not even played a game at MSG yet, and won't until October 27. Look for a simplified game from them, with tight defence and solid goaltending from King Henrik Lundqvist. It would be in the Canucks' best interest to score first and dictate the tone on home ice.

No videos tonight. Only:

Photobucket

Rick, you will never be forgotten. Ever. Be at peace.

The Canucks will finally honor him Tuesday night.

Canucks.com has a most excellent Rypien tribute page up right now. Check it out and re-live the memories.

Also, check out an article at the Sun of Kevin Bieksa talking in depth about his brother Rick here. Heart-wrenching stuff.

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