Monday, October 12, 2009

Rangers vs Leafs Game Day Notes

The Rangers have started the season with four wins in their first five games, all four wins coming after losing in Pittsburgh on opening night. The Leafs, who supposedly made major improvements to their team this summer, have started the season 0-3-1 --- which is their worst start since 1990-91.

Scotty Hockey takes a good look at the Maple Leafs and Blueshirt Banter has their normal excellent game day preview.

  • Henrik Lundqvist will be back between the pipes tonight, after being given the night off last night against the Ducks.

  • It's expected that the Rangers' lines will remain the same as the ones that were successful in shutting out Anaheim last night 3-0 at the Garden.
  • I think we can all expect former Rangers enforcer Colton Orr, who signed a lucrative four year, $4M contract with the Leafs this summer to drop the gloves with Donald Brashear, the new sheriff in New York. (If you want to see how pissed I was on July 1st at the Rangers, just go back and re-read those two blog posts, which I wrote while my blood was still boiling).

  • This whole Alexei Semenov situation is getting a little old and it's safe to assume that most you just don't care anymore. But, the NY Times has an article today in which Semenov basically claims that Sather lied and that Semenov's wife wasn't the reason why he backed out of the deal to play for the Rangers this season.
After the jump you can listen to the audio from John Tortorella's pre-game media conference.

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