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New York Rangers Game Thread: Maple Leafs at Rangers

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The New York Rangers will look to make it two in a row tonight as they welcome in the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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The New York Rangers will look to build off of Sunday night's 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames, and will look to make it two in a row tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs have had a tough start to their season after dealing Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins over the summer, and are sporting a 1-5-2 record tonight coming into Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers have always had trouble with the Maple Leafs on home ice, and they will look to break that trend when puck drops tonight at 7:00 PM. The Rangers can't afford to look past the Maple Leafs tonight, and if all goes according to plan, the Rangers can put themselves in an excellent position within the Metropolitan division.

Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get the start for the Rangers tonight, while Jonathan Bernier will manning the crease at the other end of the ice. The starting lineups for both teams can be found below:

Maple Leafs:

James van Riemsdyk - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov
Daniel Winnik - Tyler Bozak - Joffrey Lupul
Shawn Matthias - Peter Holland - P.A. Parenteau
Michael Grabner - Byron Froese - Rich Clune

Matt Hunwick - Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner - Morgan Reilly
Roman Polak - Martin Marincin

Rangers:

Rick Nash - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Jesper Fast
Oscar Lindberg - Kevin Hayes - J.T. Miller
Emerson Etem - Dominic Moore - Jarret Stoll

Ryan McDonagh - Kevin Klein
Marc Staal - Dan Boyle
Keith Yandle - Dan Girardi

If the Rangers stick to their gameplan tonight, they will certainly get their fair share of chances to overwhelm the Maple Leafs.

Let's go Rangers!