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11-25-2008, 11:21 PM
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(#25): 11/26/2008 New York Rangers @ Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm MSG 2



Blueshirts aim to celebrate Thanksgiving feast with season sweep of the Bolts!

Game Information
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Location: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
Time: 7:30pm EST
TV: MSG 2, Sun
Radio: Click to listen


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New York Rangers


Team Statistics:
  • Goals per game: 2.54
  • Goals against per game: 2.29
  • PP Efficiency: 16.5%
  • PK Efficiency: 90.0%
  • Shots per game: 32.5
  • Shots against per game: 28.9
  • Face Off Efficiency: 49.6%

Team Leaders:
  • Goals: Chris Drury | 8
  • Assists: Nikolai Zherdev | 13
  • Points: Nikolai Zherdev | 20
  • +/-: Nikolai Zherdev | +9
  • PIM: Colton Orr | 58
  • TOI/G (defenseman): Wade Redden | 22:02
  • TOI/G (forward): Scott Gomez | 22:52
  • FO%: Scott Gomez| 57.0%
Injuries:
  • No injuries

Tampa Bay Lightning


Team Statistics:
  • Goals per game: 2.25
  • Goals against per game: 2.85
  • PP Efficiency: 14.9%
  • PK Efficiency: 80.4%
  • Shots per game: 29.7
  • Shots against per game: 35.8
  • Face Off Efficiency: 50.2%

Team Leaders:
  • Goals: Vincent Lecavalier | 9
  • Assists: Martin St. Louis | 10
  • Points: Vincent Lecavalier | 16
  • +/-: Vaclav Prospal | +8
  • PIM: Ryan Malone | 29
  • TOI/G (defenseman): Paul Ranger | 24:10
  • TOI/G (forward): Martin St. Louis | 21:22
  • FO%: Chris Gratton | 62.2%
Injuries:
  • Chris Gratton: Out Indefinitely (lower-body injury)
  • Jeff Halpern: Out Indefinitely (knee surgery)
  • Lukas Krajicek: Day-to-Day (undisclosed)
  • Gary Roberts: Out Indefinitely (upper-body injury)
  • Mike Smith: Day-to-Day (lower-body injury)



!!! LETS GO RANGERS !!!

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22 minutes into the new day and we got the GDT!! any predictions?? lets not sleep on these guys...last game we played tampa drury got the hat trick (my 1st time being there and seeing one) we need to get back on a roll but we cant sleep on these guys even tho were 3-0 against them

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They're gonna try and make a statement against us for sure, losing all 3 so far and the Mike Smith fiasco last game, don't assume 2 points tonight.

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I will be there. Hoping to see a win because I haven't been to a game in a year. Lets go Rangers!!!

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No more Melrose? I'm looking forward to seeing Stamkos get 45 minutes of ice time.

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I want to see them come out against Tampa like they did in Prague. Would also love to see Zherdev pot a couple of goals for his efforts tonight, and of course The King remain atop his throne.

Lets Go Rangers!

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They're gonna try and make a statement against us for sure, losing all 3 so far and the Mike Smith fiasco last game, don't assume 2 points tonight.
Mike Smith is day-to-day with a leg injury, expect Ollie or Ramo.

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Need more sparkle WiZherd magic tonight.

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Mike Smith is day-to-day with a leg injury, expect Ollie or Ramo.
should be expect a 15 round shootout if its ollie

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Mike Smith is day-to-day with a leg injury, expect Ollie or Ramo.
Smith was rested vs the Devils so he could play the Rangers, and he is going to have to play, as Kolzig is playing like **** and Ramo has been sent back down.

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I hope to see Z with the hatty

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Lets sweep these *******s. Z nets 2 tonight, Rangers win 4-0

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hope to see a big game from Naslund-Dubie-Zherdev

Hopefully they can finish some of those plays.

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Lgr 5-0 W

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A team that has scored less goals than us and has an even worse PP? How is that even possible?

But of course we will struggle against them. Please prove me wrong.

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Sweep?

Mike Smith is out. Yatzi! Should be a win, but you'll never know, maybe Kolzig will stand on his head again.



LGR!

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overtime loss?

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Interesting prediction you have there!

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I hate these Florida trips.

There's always a ton of optimism going in only to come out disappointed and pissed off.

I hope they get off on the right foot tonight, because not only is it 2 games in the sunshine state but they play the Panthers home and home. The results seem to be contagious with these two teams.

The Rangers should get at least 4 points out of the next 3 games, anything less than that for me is a disappointment.

With that said -

Tonight is a big test for Gomez, to see if hes got it back for real. The second game is the toughest. I want to see Drury be a little more patient and look for some open space instead rushing passes that usually turn into giveaways or busted plays. I also would love to see the Zherdev - Nazy - Dubi line raise it up another notch, specifically the relationship between Naslund and Zherdev. I felt they started to get something going against Phoenix but were a hair off as far as converting. Protect Lundqvist and be in front of whoever is between the the Lightning pipes tonight.

And last but certainly not least: KEEP SKATING.

Let's stay on the right track.

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kolzig has always played well against us (especially at MSG)...i' wouldnt expect anything different. Even though the score indicated a pretty fair beating the last game the vinny line went berzerk every other shift. Ordinarily most coaches would try and match lines and use the home ice advantage, not ours, therefore we saw vinny just murdering rosi and kalinen all night long...id expect much of the same tonight, lets just pray Hank keeps us in it.

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kolzig has always played well against us (especially at MSG)...i' wouldnt expect anything different. Even though the score indicated a pretty fair beating the last game the vinny line went berzerk every other shift. Ordinarily most coaches would try and match lines and use the home ice advantage, not ours, therefore we saw vinny just murdering rosi and kalinen all night long...id expect much of the same tonight, lets just pray Hank keeps us in it.
ahhh...we are in Tampa...not home

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kolzig has always played well against us (especially at MSG)...i' wouldnt expect anything different. Even though the score indicated a pretty fair beating the last game the vinny line went berzerk every other shift. Ordinarily most coaches would try and match lines and use the home ice advantage, not ours, therefore we saw vinny just murdering rosi and kalinen all night long...id expect much of the same tonight, lets just pray Hank keeps us in it.
I liked you better when you were just a bad actor's tan.

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I've been working for Jim Martin down in GA for the past two weeks, and I haven't been able to catch any games. I'm psyched to be back home tonight watching the game!

LGR.

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