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Rangers vs. Leafs 4/8/13

New York Rangers

New York Rangers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Rangers (19-15-4) who are on the road getting ready to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (21-13-4) in NHL action tonight.

New York will be playing in their third game in four days, as the team currently sits second in the Atlantic Division standings, and seventh in the Eastern Conference.

Rangers Recap:

New York recorded three goals in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 48 saves to help lead the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Hurricanes on 4/6.

Original Six Notes:

Tonight will be the eighth of nine scheduled games against Original Six opponents this season. Rangers keeper Henrik Lundqvist holds a 3-2-0 record in these games with a 2.54 GAA.

Rangers with the Hot Stick:

Henrik Lundqvist – has allowed two or fewer goals in each of the last 10 games (6-2-2, 1.57 GAA, .945% over the span)

Derek Stephan – has a four-game point streak (three goals, three assists) over the span); 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in the last 20 games

Brad Richards – eight points (two goals, six assists) in the last eight games

­Rick Nash – eight points (five goals, three assists) in the last seven games

Ryan Callahan – five points (two goals, three assists) in the last four games

Milestones to watch for:

Anton Stralman – 2 points from 100 NHL career

The Rangers and Leafs game is set to air on the MSG Network, with face-off happening at 7:00 p.m.

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