Rangers hope to go Wild in Minnesota with chance to clinch Metro (NYR v MIN 8PM)

Minnesota stands in the Rangers way of clinching the Metro tonight (Getty)

Minnesota stands in the Rangers way of clinching the Metro tonight (Getty)

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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NYR v MIN (dailyfaceoff)

NYR v MIN (dailyfaceoff)

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NOTES

SEASON SERIES (1-0 NYR)

Via Blueshirts United:

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.