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Slumping Rangers hope to have Avery back

Dec 18, 2007 - 2:12 PM
Pittsburgh (16-14-2) at NY Rangers (16-13-3) 7:00 pm EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) - After playing great throughout November and climbing to the top of the Atlantic Division standings, the New York Rangers have looked like a different team in December.

The Rangers hope the return of Sean Avery can help them stop their current slide when they host the division-rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

New York suffered just four losses all of last month, but has lost five games already this month. As a result, the Rangers have fallen four points behind the division-leading New Jersey Devils.

Avery may be in the lineup Tuesday after missing nine games following surgery on his left wrist. The 27-year-old left wing has two goals and seven assists this season.

The Penguins avoided a three-game losing skid by defeating the New York Islanders, 3-2, on Saturday. Tyler Kennedy has been involved in each of Pittsburgh's last four goals, notching a goal and two assists Saturday and scoring the lone tally in Thursday's 4-1 setback to the Ottawa Senators.

Kennedy has six goals and 10 points this season, while captain Sidney Crosby leads the club with 15 tallies and 28 assists.

Dany Sabourin has seen a lot of action in goal this season after Marc-Andre Fleury went down with a sprained ankle. The 27-year-old netminder is 7-6-1 with a 2.50 goals-against average and a shutout.






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    Penguins vs. RangersDec 18 10:17 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0
    NY RANGERS 1 2 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - SCOTT GOMEZ 7 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR) 1:12
    2ND PRD: NYR - MARTIN STRAKA 5 (MARC STAAL, MICHAL ROZSIVAL) 10:30
    NYR - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 8 (CHRIS DRURY, MICHAL ROZSIVAL)
    13:21
    3RD PRD: NYR - (PP) CHRIS DRURY

    Dec 18 9:28 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 0
    NY RANGERS 4
    3RD PRD: NYR - (PP) CHRIS DRURY 8 (MICHAL ROZSIVAL, BRENDAN SHANAHAN)
    12:20

    Penguins vs. RangersDec 18 9:16 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0
    NY RANGERS 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - SCOTT GOMEZ 7 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR) 1:12
    2ND PRD: NYR - MARTIN STRAKA 5 (MARC STAAL, MICHAL ROZSIVAL) 10:30
    NYR - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 8 (CHRIS DRURY, MICHAL ROZSIVAL)
    13:21
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Dec 18 8:35 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 0
    NY RANGERS 3
    2ND PRD: NYR - (PP) SCOTT GOMEZ 8 (CHRIS DRURY, MICHAL ROZSIVAL) 13:21

    Penguins vs. RangersDec 18 8:25 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 0
    NY RANGERS 2
    2ND PRD: NYR - MARTIN STRAKA 5 (MARC STAAL, MICHAL ROZSIVAL) 10:30

    Penguins vs. RangersDec 18 8:22 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 0
    NY RANGERS 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - SCOTT GOMEZ 7 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR) 1:12
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PIT 3 3
    NYR 10 10
    GOALIES: PIT - DANY SABOURIN
    NYR

    Dec 18 7:44 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 0
    NY RANGERS 1
    1ST PRD: NYR - SCOTT GOMEZ 7 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR) 1:12

    Penguins vs. RangersDec 18 7:12 PM