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Rangers Vs. Maple Leafs Preview: Time To Bounce Back

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The New York Rangers will look to bounce back tonight at Madison Square Garden for their home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Bruce Bennett

After falling to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 last night, the New York Rangers will look to rebound tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers had a tough time generating chances in the offensive zone last night, and when they did, Sergei Bobrovsky was there to clean up the rest. It was also evident that Kevin Klein should be no where near the second pairing, as he was a contributor to at least two of the goals against last night.

Luckily for the Rangers, this isn't the team that they will be going to battle with a few months from now. They're currently missing their number one center, and a top four defenseman to boot. No team would be able to recuperate from those losses, so they best they can do is muster up as many points as they can over the next couple of weeks. There are obviously going to be rough patches, as we saw last night, but it's better these things happen at the beginning of the year.

Take last year for example. The Rangers were downright terrible during the first month of the season, then again in early December, and look where they ended up. It's way too early to panic, so the best option is to ride out the storm and hope for the best. Tonight is another chance to get back into the win column.

All of the information pertaining to tonight's game can be found below.

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Toronto Maple Leafs
0-2-0 (0 PTS)
7th in Atlantic
New York Rangers
1-1-0 (2 PTS)
6th in Metropolitan

GAME & TELEVISION INFORMATION
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY - 7:00 PM
Television: MSG, CITY, TVA, NHLN-US | Radio: ESPN NY 98.7
Opponent's Blog: Pension Plan Puppets
STARTING GOALTENDERS
Team Goalies GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
TOR
James Reimer
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NYR
Henrik Lundqvist
1
60
1
0
2
2.00
25
23
.920
0
PROJECTED LINEUPS
Kreider - St. Louis - Nash 1st Line van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Kessel
Hagelin - Brassard - Zuccarello 2nd Line Lupul - Kadri - Kozun
Duclair - Miller - Stempniak 3rd Line Komarov - Santorelli - Clarkson
Glass - Moore - Fast 4th Line Winnik - Holland - Panik
McDonagh - Girardi 1st D Pair Phaneuf - Robidas
Hunwick - Staal 2nd D Pair Gardiner - Rielly
J. Moore - Klein 3rd D Pair Franson - Polak