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Game Day Preview: Jets @ Rangers

While the Muppets once took Manhattan, this time around it will be the IC crew and the Jets who are invading downtown New York City.

Jets @ Rangers

When: Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m. CST

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Records: Winnipeg (5-6-2), New York (6-6-3)

Television/Radio: TSN – Jets, MSG, TSN Radio 1290,  1050 ESPN Radio, satellite radio XM 213

Game Previews:  No word yet if the Illegal Curve crew will be running in today’s New York Marathon with Mark Messier as they themselves conclude a marathon of hockey games.  They have seen 3 games in the last 4 nights ending with a Sunday night contest against the Rangers in the venerable Madison Square Gardens arena.

Both the Rangers and the Jets played last night.

The Rangers took care of the Montreal Canadiens at home.  The Blueshirts had the benefit of the majority of power plays although they only cashed in once in nine opportunities.  The scoring continues to be spread out on this team.

The Jets also played last night, falling 3-2 to the New Jersey Devils.  Another strong effort from goalie Ondrej Pavelec wasn’t enough to overcome a late 3rd period/OT penalty by Evander Kane.  Jets were outshot 5-0 in OT and eventually rookie Devil Adam Henrique scored on a breakaway.

Can the Jets even the season series at 1 after they dropped the first game, an October 24th home game to the Rangers at the end of the Rangers long Western Canada road trip.

Current Standings:
Current Standings Nov 6th

Injury Report:

Rangers:  Michael Rupp – knee (day-to-day).  Wojtek Wolski – groin (injured reserve).  Marc Staal – concussion (injured reserve).

Jets:  Randy Jones – bruised right ankle (day-to-day).  Tobias Enstrom – broken collar bone (injured reserve). Chris Mason – groin (injured reserve).  Ron Hainsey – upper body (injured reserve).  Mark Stuart – undisclosed injury (day-to-day).  Derek Meech (injured reserve). Eric Fehr -shoulder (mid-November).

Notes….The last time a team from Winnipeg played an NHL game in Madison Square Garden was October 11th, 1995 a game that saw the Rangers beat the Jets 6-4.