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Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers open game thread.

Kirk Irwin


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Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Rangers

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013, 7:00 PM EST
Madison Square Garden

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The New York Rangers will look to end their three game losing streak tonight as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. With some recent injuries to Ryan Callahan and Marc Staal, the Rangers were forced to make some lineup changes, which includes the recent recall of Dylan McIlrath. He's expected to make his NHL debut tonight, along with Taylor Pyatt, and Benoit Pouliot all subbing into the lineup.

Henrik Lundqvist was confirmed to start his fourth straight game, while Curtis McElhinney will start for the Columbus Blue Jackets (another backup goal, yay).

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Dylan McIlrath

#42 / Defenseman / New York Rangers

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Apr 20, 1992


Like him or not, Dylan McIlrath will be wearing the red, white, and blue tonight for the first time during the regular season. It will be interesting to see how much Alain Vigneault elects to use him, but I can guarantee that every time he steps on the ice tonight, he'll be making some noise with his physicality.