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New York Rangers At Ottawa Senators: Rangers Looking For Some Revenge

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New York Rangers
@ Ottawa Senators

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010, 7:30 PM EST
Scotiabank Place

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The New York Rangers finish off their second consecutive home-and-home series tonight when they visit the Ottawa Senators. The Rangers swept the Islanders in their first series, and lost their first game against the Senators earlier in the week. 

John Tortorella was "irked" by the loss against the Senators earlier in the week, upset at the way the Rangers simply sleepwalked through the first period. He was also upset with their lack of defensive effort, something that led to Ottawa's game-winning goal late in the third period. 

The Rangers will be looking for more significant contributions from Marian Gaborik, Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan as they try to get their offense (three goals their last two games--one of which was an empty netter) back on track. 

Expect Henrik Lundqvist to get the start again tonight, with the superstar having significant rest time due to the break in the schedule. Although you can also bank a game for Martin Biron in the next game or two as well. 

The Rangers will be looking for their third win in four games, and trying to add to a point total that sees them placed third in the Atlantic Division. 

Atlantic Standings

Pittsburgh 30 20 8 2 42
Philadelphia 29 17 7 5 39
New York Rangers 29 16 12 1 33
New Jersey 27 8 17 2 18
New York Islanders 25 5 15 5 15

(updated 12.9.2010 at 9:32 AM EST)