Game 13: Building confidence vs. Carolina

November 2, 2013, by

On the ice, the Canes play a bit of a hybrid forechecking system. They play an aggressive 2-3 to start the game, but will switch to a trap late in the game with a lead. In the defensive zone , they run box + 1 system, which is a box setup in front with a player pressuring depending on the puck location. On special teams, the Canes run an umbrella powerplay and a hybrid  penalty kill (varies between the systems based on puck location).

Rangers Lineup (unconfirmed):

Chris KreiderDerek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Carl HagelinBrad Richards-Benoit Pouliot
Taylor Pyatt-Derick Brassard-J.T. Miller
Brandon Mashinter-Brian Boyle-Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonaghDan Girardi
Marc StaalAnton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-John Moore

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start

PP1: Del Zotto-Richards, Kreider-Stepan-Brassard
PP2: McDonagh-J. Moore, Pouliot-Miller-Boyle

Scratches:  Rick Nash (concussion), Ryan Callahan (thumb), Dominic Moore (oblique), Justin Falk (healthy)

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Categories : Game Thread


  1. Centerman21 says:

    Is it the Cains or Sabres you were analyzing here? I think it’s a typo but you started with the Canes then went to the Sabres.

    • Dave says:

      Canes. Sorry, relatively out of it right now.

      • Centerman21 says:

        No problem. We all knew what you meant. As readers it’s our job to help out as editors. It’s done by committee here at BSB. This team could be something if it were 100% healthy. They looked solid in all 3 zones tonight. Big test Monday.

  2. Walt says:

    Let’s get 3 in a row!! Just win!!

  3. Bloomer says:

    The Rangers are not deep enough to take nights off. As long as they remember that, they should be fine here against a very ordinary and also injured Hurricane squad.

  4. Dave says:

    Sloppy to start. Guess they forgot that teams not in Buffalo actually care.

    • evan says:

      you were saying

    • evan says:

      and another PP goal. 24 PP goals all of last year with our forwards healthy for most of the year. 9 PP goals so far missing 3 of our best forwards for the majority of the season.

      Team is actually entertaining to watch. I love everything AV is doing

  5. Evan M says:

    bad penalty by Dorsett… bad, bad.

    maybe the Rangers can get to 4 goals today.

    • Evan M says:

      and there it is… I’m still waiting for Dorsett to be a fan favorite in the mold of Prust. So far he’s just frustrating

  6. Dave says:

    That Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello line sure is playing well.

  7. SteveD says:

    I’ll tell you what, they are fun to watch right now! Let’s see how they do against better teams, but I like what we are seeing.

    • Centerman21 says:

      You’ll get that chance Monday against the Ducks & Wednesday against the Pens.