Game is on Versus @ 7pm ET
Forget about the Sean Avery/Martin Brodeur sideshow (or main event, depending how you look at it), the Rangers are desperate for two points and want to stop this losing streak before it gets out of control. A win tonight at MSG against their rivals in New Jersey is certainly the most important thing about tonight's game. Sure the Sean Avery /Martin Brodeur (and David Clarkson) feud may be fun to watch, but forget about entertainment for one night - as long as the Rangers beat the Devils this can be the biggest snoozefest of the season for all I care.
Michal Rozsival won't be in the lineup tonight, but will likely be back on the blueline when the Rangers next play on Thursday against the Hurricanes. [Link]
The Rangers will not make Sean Avery available to the media until after tonight's game. Similarly, Brodeur has remainned silent about Avery. [Link]
Brendan Shanahan returns to MSG for the first time since leaving the Rangers last season. I expect Shanny to get a standing ovation tonight (or at least a welcoming reception) as it was the Rangers organization that turned its back on him, after he proclaimed that he only wanted to be a Blueshirt. [Link]
Blair Betts has been nominated as the Rangers nominee for the Bill Masterson Trophy. [Link]
Puck Daddy (keep in mind he's a NJD fan) takes a good look at the Avery/Brodeur sideshow, the game itself and a little information about the new Sean Avery movie, titled 'Puckface'. [Link]
Rangerland.net has some good videos to remind you exactly why there is so much bad blood between Brodeur & Avery.
What the other team is saying on their blogs. [Link]
While, NJ.com thinks that Avery & the Rangers might be exactly what the slumping Devils need to get back on track. [Link]