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.