After a strong win in Montreal, the Rangers are home tonight to take on the LA Kings, who are without star goalie Jonathan Quick. Don’t let that fool you, the Kings have won two straight with Ben Scrivins in net, and will be looking to exact revenge on the Rangers, who beat them 3-1 in October. That was a different Rangers team though.
On the ice, Daryl Sutter is an aggressive coach and they play similar to how the Rangers used to under Torts. The Kings run an aggressive 2-1-2 forecheck. In the defensive zone they run an overload/low zone collapse, depending on puck location/game situation.
On special teams Sutter has them running an umbrella PP and a hybrid penalty kill depending on opposition setup. Overall, this is a team that will look to pressure the Rangers non-stop, but this is also a team that hasn’t faced the Rangers since they hit their stride.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
PP1: Staal-Richards, Kreider-Stepan-Brassard
PP2: McDonagh-J. Moore, Pouliot-Callahan-Zuccarello
Game time is 7pm tonight. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games.