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New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens Open Thread

The New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens open game thread.

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Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers

Monday, Oct 28, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT
Madison Square Garden

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The New York Rangers will finally be returning to Madison Square Garden tonight, as they play their first home game of this young NHL season. They will be going up against a banged up Canadiens squad, as they will be without guys like Brandon Prust, Max Pacioretty, and Alexei Emelin to name a few.

Peter Budaj will be getting the start in net for the Canadiens, while Henrik Lundqvist will be returning from his unspecified injury. Tonight's lineup will remain identical to Saturday night's which includes Brad Richards, Derek Stepan, and Chris Kreider filling out the top line.

Player To Watch:

Chris Kreider

#20 / Left Wing / New York Rangers



Apr 30, 1991

Chris Kreider had a monster game on Saturday night against the Detroit Red Wings, and was practically involved in every area of the ice. He used his speed effectively, was hard on the forecheck, and had a handful of scoring opportunities. After a bump road, the Rangers finally saw Kreider's t