The Rangers are back in action again tonight, taking on a Carolina team that really should be better than they are. They have had terrible goaltending basically all season, and that’s a big reason why they are on the outside of the playoffs looking in. It’s unlikely they get in now, but stranger things have happened.
As for the Blueshirts, it’s another game in the rebuild. This is more about seeing how the kids play, as opposed to getting points. You can’t ask players to tank, and you want to create a winning mentality. Play to win, but hopefully grab a top-five pick.
Under Bill Peters, the Canes play a passive 1-2-2 on the forecheck and look to trap up the neutral zone. In their own end they run your standard low zone collapse. Not the most exciting of systems. On special teams, they run an umbrella powerplay, and a diamond/box hybrid PK.
For more on these systems, check out our Hockey Systems page.
Jacob Slavin-Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck-Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin-Trevor van Riemsdyk
Scott Darling gets the start.
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: 75 shots against!
Game time is 7pm. Be sure to follow on our Snapchat for in-game shenanigans.