Gaborik is going to have a hat trick rather sooner than later, now would be a nice time do it. With Brodeur being more and more sloppy (still probably the greatest goaltender ever) and Devils having the worst defense of the last decade this season, he can pull it off.
Brodeur, who missed six games vs. the Rangers last season while recovering from a torn biceps tendon, has not defeated the Blueshirts in regulation in his last 11 regular season starts against them (2-6-3 with both wins coming shootouts), dating back to Feb. 22, 2007.
Lemaire was complimentary of the Rangers and Marian Gaborik, who played for him in Minnesota and has two goals and one assist in his first two games with the Blueshirts.
"They have a good team. They have good players there," Lemaire said of the Rangers. "They're growing every year. They made a good addition to the club. If Gaborik stays healthy, you look at what he's been doing, if he stays healthy, he'll be like that all of the time. That's him.
'So, we'll have our hands full. There's not a lot of teams in this division that are weak. I don't see too many. I don't see any."
Anyone know anything about the wristband tickets you can get at Prudential? I've heard that they start giving out wristbands at 3:30PM and if you get one you can buy 2 $10 tickets. Supposedly there's roughly 175 seats available for tonight, per the Devils ticket office. Anyone have any idea how early you would have to arrive for these seats? Thanks!