Brassard aims to return as Rangers strive for five (NYR at CAR 7pm)

Marty St. Louis and the Rangers look for a 5th straight win. (Getty)

Marty St. Louis and the Rangers look for a 5th straight win. (Getty)

Mumps-less Derick Brassard was back at practice yesterday and should replace now mumps infected Lee Stempniak. The Blueshirts are trying to ride a 4 game winning streak into a home and home series with the Hurricanes.

GAME 30: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES, PNC Arena – Raleigh, North Carolina 7:00 PM

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NYR at CAR (DailyFaceoff)

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FULLTILT FORECAST

15-14 and looking to add some more to the win column.

With the Rangers heating up and the Carolina Hurricanes sitting dead last in the Metro, this should be a cakewalk. However, no lazy efforts better show up tonight in order to avoid a letdown.

Derick Brassard’s return will be welcome, but it may take him a bit to get his strength and timing back up. Looking for another big night from none other than Rick Nash.

NYR 3 – CAR 0

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