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Rangers looking to stop long losing skid in Canada

The Blueshirts faithful have been in panic mode, as the New York Rangers are still without a victory in the 2011-12 seasons. The guys will look to change that disturbing trend by picking up their first victory in a 10:00 p.m. face-off against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

New York is looking to snap a five-game skid, snapped the Canucks’ 17-game point streak and franchise record 10-game undefeated road stretch in the teams’ only meeting last season. The Rangers were ranked third among Eastern Conference teams versus the Western Conference last season.

Two bright spots for the Rangers thus far have been the offensive play of Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. Richards enters the game after having recorded one point in each game this season, the Blueshirts need the forward to continue to step up and provide his scoring touch-if they want to break out of their slump.

Gaborik meanwhile now has two goals in three games time, and once ‘Gabby’ can start to get into a groove can help to carry this team for a while.

Looking to make an impact for the Blueshirts will be Kris Newbury, who was called up from the Whale of the AHL on Monday by New York. The forward will be wearing number 45, and will look to continue his scoring touch with the team.

Newbury had an impressive showing both in Europe, and with his first four games with the Whale recording eight points. A two-time 60-point scorer in the AHL, Newbury notched a career-best 61 in only 69 games with the team last year.

Head coach John Tortorella hopes for the same type of results, as the forward will look to be a part of the team’s first victory on Tuesday. The game between the Rangers and the Canucks is slated to air on the MSG network.

Written on October 18, 2011

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