Rangers hope to go Wild in Minnesota with chance to clinch Metro (NYR v MIN 8PM)
Two points stand between the Rangers and winning the Metro division. Actually, the Minnesota Wild and the amazing Devan Dubnyk are blocking their path. The Rangers will get a shot in the arm with the return of Martin St. Louis to the lineup as well.
GAME 77: New York Rangers v. Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Mn 8PM
Henrik Lundqvist will be back in goal tonight and the Kevin Hayes will likely have MSL on his RW to start the game. That little move will allow Marty to get his timing back and balances out the three lines beautifully.
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After #NYR practice in St. Paul today Martin St. Louis confirms he is good to go and return to lineup tomorrow
New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 1, 2015
Penguins’ loss to Flyers tonight means Rangers can clinch Metropolitan Division title & home ice in 1st 2 playoff rounds w/ win vs Wild
Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) April 2, 2015
J.T. Miller fine today but some stiffness and some swelling around the back base of his neck. Really could have been a lot worse. Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 1, 2015
SEASON SERIES (1-0 NYR)
Thursday night marks the second and final matchup between the Rangers and Wild this season, and what a first matchup they had back in late October.
That night, of course, was when the Rangers erased deficits of 3-0 and 4-2 in the third period to pull out a 5-4 win over Minnesota. Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists while Rick Nash had a goal and an assist in 17:55 of ice time.