The Rangers and Devils will be the first two teams to ever play a hockey game at Yankee Stadium. That’s pretty cool. As for the game itself, this has pretty big implications in the standings. The Devils are two points back of the Rangers (who are in second place). So it goes without saying that this game is very important for both clubs. Both should come out firing on all cylinders. For those at the game, have fun. For those who aren’t, enjoy being warm.
The Devils employ a 1-2-2 forecheck which they’ll use aggressively in the offensive zone or passively in the neutral zone as a trap depending on game situation. In the defensive zone, Deboer employs a hybrid overload/zone defensive system depending on whether the puck is along the boards or at mid-ice.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Game time is 12:30pm on NBC. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games