Tune in at 7:00 PM ET as the Maple Leafs take on the Rangers. Gino Bottero will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Welcome everyone! I'll be live blogging tonight's game between the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Even with the Rangers claiming the top spot in the Eastern Conference a year ago, the Leafs won the season series, going 2-1-1 in four games. This is the first of three meetings between these teams this season.
James Reimer stopped seven of eight shots in relief of Ben Scrivens in a 7-4 loss to the Islanders on Thursday. He'll get the start tonight for the Leafs.
Henrik Lundqvist didn't play during the lockout and has been slow out of the gate, compiling a 1-3-0 record and a 3.46 GAA in four games. He'll start for the fifth consecutive time tonight.
Toronto is 0-2 at home, but 2-0 on the road.
The Leafs have scored 10 goals in their last three games against Henrik Lundqvist.
They started last season 0-1-2, but it's certainly too early to push the panic button.
The Rangers have some serious flaws beyond that top line. Also, their key players is Henrik Lundqvist, and he didn't play during the lockout, so a slow start was to be expected. As for the Leafs, good to see them get off to a good start, but it would be nice if they could win one at the ACC.
He was assigned to the Marlies on Friday. He played 17-plus minutes against the Penguins and 21-plus against the Islanders, but the long layoff he had after suffering a concussion left him flat, and the team sent him down to get back up to speed.
Randy Carlyle has done a great job of adjusting to Toronto. It will be interesting to see how long it will be before he falls out of favour with the media.
Bishop got the nod last night, but Craig Anderson has quietly been one of the best goaltenders in the league thus far.
They need to get realistic about what they get in return before any deal can get done. That contract will be an albatross in five years.
It's a Tortorella team so pretty much everyone that isn't on the 1st line.
And he gets zero media attention outside of Ottawa. They got him for nothing. What a great addition.
Chris Kreider out for the Rangers with an ankle injury. Benn Ferriero will dress in his place.
Anthem time. The game will get underway shortly.