Series (Game 1 of 1)
New York leads 1-0
(19-8-4, 42 pts)
(18-5-3, 39 pts)
8:00 PM ET, December 8, 2005
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
P. Prucha (Rangers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0
S. Rucchin (Rangers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0
J. Jagr (Rangers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2
NY Rangers (18-8-4) at Nashville (18-4-3) 8:00 pm EST
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The surprising New York
Rangers will try to rebound from a tough loss when they visit
the surging Nashville Predators on Thursday.
The Rangers opened their three-game road swing with a 2-1
overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 17 shots and fellow rookie Petr Prucha
scored the lone goal for New York, which has lost two of its
last three after posting six consecutive victories.
The Rangers have tallied just seven times in their last four
games and hope to rediscover their offensive punch against a
Predators squad which has won four in a row.
Nashville built an early lead and staved off a late rally en
route to a 5-2 triumph over the Washington Capitals on
Steve Sullivan and defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored two goals
apiece and backup goaltender Chris Mason filled in admirably for
Tomas Vokoun with 30 saves.
Vokoun has been spectacular recently, winning four of his last
five outings while posting a .935 save percentage over that
stretch. The reigning NHL Defensive Player of the Week, Vokoun
is 2-2-1 in five career appearances against the Rangers.