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Game Day: Rangers vs. Oilers
The Rangers take on the Oilers for their one match-up of the season

Marian Gaborik has made his triumphant return, but is still looking for his first point since his injury

Marian Gaborik has made his triumphant return, but is still looking for his first point since his injury

NY Rangers vs  Edmonton Oilers

12:30 p.m.

Madison Square Garden


Rangers Record: 8-7-1

Oilers Record: 4-8-3


Today, Nov. 14th, the Rangers take on the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth and last game of their most recent homestand. The Rangers, only 2-3 in their last five games, are coming off a big overtime win against the Sabres on Thursday night. This positive note, along with the three days of rest the Rangers have been enjoying, should be the recipe for another win.

The Oilers, struggling through the start of their season, have lost their last three consecutive games since beginning their five-game road trip with a win against Chicago. Edmonton’s most recent game, however, showed the most promise, as the team lost an overtime heartbreaker to the Devils on Friday night. That well-played game may be a sign that the team is turning it around, and Edmonton will look to begin its winning ways against the Rangers this afternoon.

On Thursday, the Rangers enjoyed the return of star forward Marian Gaborik, who had missed 12 games due to injury. Though he did not record a point in his first game back, Gaborik skated well, and should soon return to his usual form. Unfortunately, this return came with a new scratch; Henrik Lundqvist missed Thursday’s game with the flu, and may or may not start this afternoon. If he is not well enough to play, his able understudy Martin Biron will take the start in goal against Edmonton backstop Nikolai Khabibulin. The Rangers’ Michael Roszival, Chris Drury and Vinny Prospal remain unable to play due to injury. 

Edmonton forward Sean Horcroff is listed as day-to-day with a bruised thigh, and forward Jean-Francois Jacques remains out while recovering from back surgery. Forward Ryan Whitney is currently riding a four-game point-scoring streak, while also leading the team in points with 13.

This is the only time the Rangers and Oilers will meet this season. In their one meeting last season, the Rangers beat the Oilers 4-2 on the Oilers’ home turf. It will be interesting to see if they can repeat that feat in front of the Garden faithful. The puck drops at 12:30 p.m. for this Sunday matinee, which is sure to be a thriller.


Posted by Olivia Monaco | November 14, 2010 at 12:01 am

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