The prediction contest is now officially closed.
Don’t forget this is a 7:30 starter.
The Rangers lost to the Senators in that hideous game on Oct. 29, in which they blew a 4-1 lead in the final 10:42 of regulation, then lost a breakaway contest that was held after the hockey game ended.
Also in that game, Zenon Konopka received a very questionable major/game misconduct call for boarding Artem Anisimov, while Wojtek Wolski received a minor for a high hit that knocked out Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson with a concussion. He has yet to return, and today Konopka said that hit “still pisses me off.”
To which John Tortorella said, according to Pat Leonard’s blog, “I don’t give a crap what Zenon said, or whatever his name is, said.”
Of course, Wolski is out after groin surgery. So Konopka’s vengeance will have to be placed elsewhere. I imagine Brandon Prust and/or Andre Deveaux might run into him, but I also suspect Konopka might go after one of the Rangers’ skill guys.
Same lineup for the Rangers, with Henrik Lundqvist in goal, despite Martin Biron’s shutout over the Jets on Sunday.