NY Rangers @
Toronto Maple Leafs
Air Canada Center,
Rangers Record: 4-4-1
Maple Leafs Record: 5-3-1
Tonight, October 30th, the Rangers take on the Toronto Maple
Leafs at the Air Canada Center. The Rangers, coming off a tough loss to the
Hurricanes last night, look rebound back from their current two-game losing
Despite the losses, the Rangers’ Ryan Callahan has a five
game point-scoring streak and has scored a goal in each of the past three
games. In the absence of team leaders Marian Gaborik, Chris Drury and Vinny
Prospal, though the Rangers have not been winning, they have certainly been
scoring. The Rangers have scored a solid 10 goals over the last three games,
and need only to tighten up their defense to start again on the winning track.
Derek Boogard is also out with an injury, and it will be up to the Rangers’
young core to secure the win.
The Leafs have not played since Thursday when they were
utterly bested in a shutout against the Bruins. They look to reassert their
dominant season with a decisive win over an Original Six rival. Forward Colby
Armstrong is out with a finger injury, but otherwise the Leafs are healthy and
ready to go.
This is already the third meeting of the season for the
Rangers and Leafs, who have split the first two games. It will be interesting
to see how the two teams, whose most recent game was just over a week ago, will
use what they’ve learned about their respective opponent to their advantage.
Look to see an exciting match-up, as Original Six games always are.