Lines for opening night

October 5, 2017, by

The lines for opening night have been set. For the first time in over a decade, that opening night lineup will not have Dan Girardi, which despite his last few seasons here, is still a weird thing to see. However the Rangers have two talented rookies cracking the lineup, and have skill up and down.

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich
Rick Nash-Filip Chytil-Mats Zuccarello
Michael Grabner-Kevin Hayes-JT Miller
Jimmy Vesey-David Desharnais-Paul Carey

Ryan McDonagh-Kevin Shattenkirk
Brady Skjei-Brendan Smith
Marc Staal-Tony DeAngelo

PP1: Zibanejad-Kreider-Buchnevich-Zuccarello-Shattenkirk
PP2: Nash-Desharnais-Miller-McDonagh-DeAngelo

Mere hours away…

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Categories : Lineup Changes


  1. Al Dugan says:

    Weird in that first PP UNIT is 1-3-1 and second is 2-3 (or is it written as 3-2) or what is it?

  2. JAKE says:

    CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

  3. Chris F says:

    Desharnais on the PP?

    • Creature Feature says:

      Agreed. Why? Especially with 2 real defenseman, why not let the kid have a shot there?

  4. tanto says:

    The PP2 should have Hayes or Chytil, not sure how AV can put Desharnais there in that spot. It honestly makes no sense.

    • Reenavipul says:

      Hayes is on PK duty, have to manage minutes with all the penalties they’re calling early this season. It’ll probably change as the season goes on.

    • Rangers Rock says:

      Good point!

    • rglv says:

      Desharnais actually played on PP in preseason, and was actually looking good.

  5. amy says:

    good luck tonight boys see you on sunday

  6. Pas44 says:

    I lined up about 6 lunch bets against fish stick heads..
    Last team standing bets, I had to remind them that the playoffs after the season count too… BAhahahha I wasn’t sure they remember what the playoffs are…


    YO Bartender, Jobu needs some diet ginger ale for his RUM!

    Cheers all. Cheers!

  7. Dan says:

    I may be missing something obvious here, but who’s the second rookie?

  8. Jack says:

    We are Josh Anderson away from being a real contender.

  9. HOF 19 says:

    I think we have a roster that can keep us in every one of the 82 games this season…..A 50 win season is what I am rooting for and will stick with until I see something that makes me change that thought……LETS GO RANGERS !!!!!

  10. Five Hole says:

    This team sucks – season over. 😂

  11. Five Hole says:

    This team’s great! Stanley Cup or bust!