GameNite: Rangers and Montreal 7PM MSG

6:42PM: Brett Cyrgalis says that the Rangers lines are:

  • Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan
  • Taylor Pyatt, Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik
  • Chris Kreider, Jeff Halpern, JT Miller
  • Brandon Mashinter, Brian Boyle, Christian Thomas

Marc Staal is skating with Dan Girardi and Stu Bickel is with Matt Gilroy.

Steve Eminger is scratched.

6:30PM: Marc Staal is on the ice and Michael Del Zotto is not, according to Andrew Gross.

Game Notes from the Rangers:

  • The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their second meeting in four days. The Canadiens enter the contest with an 11-4-2 (24 pts) record to rank first in the Eastern Conference, and have won five of their last six games.
  • 2013: Tonight is the second of three meetings this season, and the first of two meetings at Bell Centre. The Rangers are 0-1-0 overall, following a 3-1 loss at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The two teams combined for eight shots on goal in the first period (NYR: 5; MTL: 3). Anton Stralman notched the Rangers’ lone goal, off a feed from Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 15 of 17 shots faced in the contest.