Bobby BevilacquaAfter a dominating win over Vancouver on Tuesday, the Rangers (25-16-5) will look to start a win streak for the first time in two months when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes (21-19-8) down in Raleigh for a Metropolitan Division showdown.
What would have normally been an unimportant, throwaway game against the Rangers and a Carolina team that’s usually low in the standings actually has some meaning now. In a weak Eastern Conference, the Canes have managed to bring themselves to within three points of a wild card spot, and they’re only five points behind the Rangers, although New York has two games in hand.
Despite the heavy snow and ice storm in Raleigh, the Hurricanes have announced that the game is still going on as scheduled. Don’t expect a big crowd in the stands though, with many Carolina area fans tweeting out that they wouldn’t be able to make the trip to the game. Read the rest of this entry