Tonight in the NHL: Rangers take on Leafs

Tonight in the NHL: Rangers take on Leafs
January 26, 2013, 12:30 pm
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to to Florida to take on the Panthers tonight (see story).

The Flyers signed Mike Knuble to a one-year contract on Friday to fill in for Scott Hartnell, who will be out four to eight weeks with a fractured bone in his left foot (see story).

Now, here is a look at the other action tonight around the NHL:

Maple Leafs at Rangers, 7 p.m.
The New York Rangers will look to avoid a third straight home loss when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Rangers have started 1-3 despite a blockbuster trade to acquire Rick Nash prior to the NHL lockout. In Wednesday's victory over the Bruins, Nash went without a point for the first time this season.

The Maple Leafs, who are 2-0 on the road, will be without forward Joffrey Lupul, who broke his forearm in a victory against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Who Toronto puts in goal is up in the air after Ben Scrivens allowed five goals on 25 shots before being pulled for James Reimer on Thursday.

In the last four matchups between these two teams, the road team has been victorious.

Blues at Stars, 8 p.m.
The Dallas Stars look to avoid their fourth straight loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The Stars will be without newly signed Jamie Benn, who has to obtain a work visa before being eligible to play.

Dallas will have to contain Blues rookie Vladimir Tarasenko, who has four goals and two assists in his first four NHL games.

The two teams last met on April 7, with the Blues beating the Stars 3-2 thanks to 33 saves by Jaroslav Halak.

Predators at Ducks, 10:30 p.m.
The Nashville Predators travel to take on the Anaheim Ducks as both teams look to bounce back from their first shutout losses of the season.

Nashville could tie their club record of most consecutive three-plus goal games against Anaheim at nine tonight.

The Ducks will look to rebound from their home opener, in which they were shutout 5-0 by Vancouver.

The Predators look to continue their success against the Ducks, in which they have won six straight. Last season, the Predators outscored them 13-5 in four games.

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