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New York Rangers Open Thread: Rangers Vs. Hurricanes

Rangers look to make it three in a row against Carolina.

Grant Halverson

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In their last ten games the Rangers are 6-3-1 and the Hurricanes are 2-8-0 and both teams are desperate for points to move up the ranks in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are a team with momentum, a healthy lineup, and something special brewing. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, have some serious injury woes, have been dropping important games of late, and are desperate to get something good going. It's still a little peculiar to think of the Hurricanes as division rivals but that is just what they are this season. There are some big points on the line tonight for both teams.

Eastern Standings

Pittsburgh Penguins 64 43-17-4 90
Boston Bruins 64 42-17-5 89
Toronto Maple Leafs 66 35-23-8 78
Montreal Canadiens 66 35-24-7 77
Tampa Bay Lightning 65 34-24-7 75
New York Rangers 65 35-26-4 74
Philadelphia Flyers 64 33-24-7 73
Columbus Blue Jackets 64 33-26-5 71
Detroit Red Wings 64 29-22-13 71
Washington Capitals 66 30-26-10 70
New Jersey Devils 65 28-24-13 69
Ottawa Senators 65 28-25-12 68
Carolina Hurricanes 64 27-28-9 63
New York Islanders 67 25-33-9 59
Florida Panthers 64 24-33-7 55
Buffalo Sabres 64 19-37-8 46

Enjoy tonight's game guys and gals!

Let's go Rangers!!!

Mike's Player to Watch: Derek Dorsett

Dorsett is getting the nod tonight over Dan Carcillo. Carcillo hasn't been quite as noticeable of late so Alain Vigneault is tapping the shoulder of Dorsett who last played on March 5th against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dorsett must know that his ice time and a regular spot in the lineup is on the line tonight so look for him to inject energy and physicality into the Rangers lineup against the 'Canes tonight. The best thing that Dorsett can do is stay out of the penalty box, something that has been a challenge for him this season (105 PIM in 39 games this season).