The Rangers are back home after back-to-back shootout wins against San Jose and Anaheim to close out their road trip. Both wins came after the Rangers gave up late tying goals in the third period, only to come back and win it on Kevin Shattenkirk shootout attempts. More often than not, that kind of situation will wind up with losses, but let’s enjoy the wins while we can.
Buffalo is in town, and they aren’t the pushover they used to be. They are off to a decent start, and newly acquired Jeff Skinner has fit right in and made this team much more dangerous. The additions of Conor Sheady and Casey Middlestadt have rounded out their depth as well, making them more than a one line team. Can’t forget about that Rasmus Dahlin character too, some say he might be halfway decent.
Jeff Skinner-Jack Eichel-Jason Pominville
Conor Sheary-Casey Middlestadt-Sam Reinhart
Evan Rodrigues-Vlad Sobotka-Kyle Okposo
Patrik Berglund-Johan Larsson-Zemgus Girgensons
Jake McCabe-Rasmus Ristolainen
Marco Scandella-Zach Bogosian
Rasmus Dahlin-Casey Nelson
Carter Hutton gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: The Rangers don’t blow a late lead.
Game time is 7pm.