Sunday, February 22, 2009

Toronto (21-26-12) at Rangers (31-23-6)

Rangers 1
Toronto 2

Game Highlights:

Tonight's game will be an 8pm @ MSG because of the pre-game ceremony honoring Andy Bathgate and Harry Howell.

The Rangers return home tonight where they have won six of their last nine. The road however has been a completly different story, the Rangers saw their current road winless streak reach eight games (0-7-1) in Buffalo. It is the longest winless streak for the Rangers since they went 0-10-2 over a twelve game stretch in 2000-01.

Throughout the past week the local media have been on Renney watch, wondering if and when he'd be fired. After the win against the Islanders, at least for a few days those headlines went away. But, after another awful result in Buffalo last night, against a team they are competing with for a playoff spot, those headlines have returned - many wondering if a loss tonight against the Leafs would seal Renney's fate.

Any chances of Valiquette standing in for Lundqvist tonight due to the back-to-back games this weekend were probably erased last night.

Michal Rozsival will switch his jersey to # 33 starting tonight because #3 is being retired tonight.

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