Back to playing teams from Canada (boy, there’s been a lot of two-anthem games so far). First of 16 straight vs. Eastern teams.
The Rangers begin back-to-backs at home, having won their last two games over Western powers (San Jose and Anaheim).
De-Whaled, de-prucha’d Sean Avery makes his season debut in place of Wojtek Wolski (groin). Mike Rupp (arthroscopic knee surgery this week) and Marc Staal (concussion symptoms) remain out.