Game Preview: No Place Like Home
The Rangers take the ice tonight at Madison Square Garden for their home opener against the red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs. Captain Chris Drury and Matt Gilroy will make their season debuts.
The line combinations and defensive pairings will be:
Marian Gaborik-Chris Drury-Alex Frolov
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery-Derek Stepan-Ruslan Fedotenko
Derek Boogard-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Marc Staal-Michal Rozsival
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
Matt Gilroy-Steve Eminger
Henrik Lundqvist (1-1-0 4.03 GAA) will be opposed by Toronto netminder J.S. Giguere (2-0-0 1.51 GAA).
Former Ranger Colton Orr will play tonight after suffering a head injury Wednesday night vs. Pittsburgh.
The Leafs (3-0-0) are experiencing their best start to a season since 1999-2000.