Losing streaks happen to every team, in every sport — but for the Rangers, tonight at MSG has to end their current two game slide, as the Canadiens come to NY, with both teams looking to clinch a playoff birth in the Eastern Conference.
With Nik Antropov still a question mark with his injury (although it’s likely he will play) and players like Nik Zherdev, Scott Gomez and Markus Naslund all being inconsistent all season, everyone needs to step tonight.
With the exception of the big names — tonight is a game where contributions from role players like Fred Sjostrom, Blair Betts and even Sean Avery and his role will be vital for a win. The Rangers need to play this as if it is game seven of a series.
Check back later for previews and notes for tonights match-up.