Start of the toughest month of the year, and of Southeastern back-to-backs (at Tampa Bay tomorrow) and of three in less than four days (Boston at MSG Sunday at 12:30).
Ya boys have won two in a row after an 0-1-1 skid (imagine, we’re calling 0-1-1 a skid?).
Ryan Callahan (bruised foot) is out. Steve Zipay reported that Callahan was wearing a boot, and on crutches today. The Rangers say he’s day to day.
So Big John Scott makes his Rangers debut. Ruslan Fedotenko is expected to move up to Callahan’s spot with Carl Hagelin and Brad Richards. Steve Eminger and Jeff Woywitka are prucha’d.
Martin Biron starts in goal. And Eric Staal faces his brother Marc for the first time since causing his concussion just over a year ago.