The Rangers are in Washington tonight to take on the defending champs, who have struggled mightily with defense to start the season. They’ve allowed 19 goals so far in just five games, but 13 of them were in two games (with another four in a third game). Suffice it to say, they are still trying to figure it out with new coach Todd Reirden at the helm.
After winning the Cup, the Caps had a weird offseason. Add the Cup lag to the new coach, and you have a team that might actually be a little vulnerable right now. They are still a great team and will make the playoffs, but the Rangers might be able to steal two points tonight.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Ovechkin doesn’t score.
Game time is 7pm.