Game 26: 11 forwards in Ottawa

The Rangers are in Ottawa tonight to wrap up the home-and-home with the Senators. The Senators allow the most even strength goals in the league and are #bad. The Rangers are a terrible possession team and should be #bad, but aren’t. The Henrik Lundqvist effect is real.

The Rangers are without Mats Zuccarello and Vlad Namestnikov (in addition to all the other injuries), and did not make a call up. So they will play with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen tonight. That should be fun. And hey, we can’t complain about anyone being scratched. Positivity!

Sens Lines

Tom Pyatt-Matt Duchene-Drake Batherson
Brady Tkachuk-Colin White-Mark Stone
Ryan Dzingel-Zack Smith-Bobby Ryan
Mikkel Boedker-Chris Tierney-Magnus Paajarvi

Thomas Chabot-Dylan Demelo
Maxime Lajoie-Christian Jaros
Ben Harpur-Cody Ceci

PP1: White-Tkachuk-Stone-Ryan-Chabot
PP2: Boedker-Duchene-Dzingel-Batherson-Lajoie

Craig Anderson gets the start.

Rangers Lines (No morning skate + 11 F/7D = shrug)

Filip ChytilMika ZibanejadChris Kreider
Jimmy VeseyKevin HayesJesper Fast
Lias AnderssonBrett HowdenRyan Strome
Tim GettingerSteven Fogarty

Brady Skjei-Tony DeAngelo
Marc StaalNeal Pionk
Brendan Smith-Kevin Shattenkirk
Fredrik Claesson

PP1: Zibanejad-Namestnikov-Kreider-Chytil-Pionk
PP2: Hayes-Howden-Vesey-Strome-Shattenkirk

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Adam McQuaid (lower body), Pavel Buchnevich (thumb), Cody McLeod (hand), Mats Zuccarello (groin), Vlad Namestnikov (concussion)

Crazy Prediction: All 7D register a point.

Game time is 7pm.

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6 thoughts on “Game 26: 11 forwards in Ottawa

  • Nov 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    There’s a much greater difference between the two teams than just Hank. I don’t want to discount what Hank does, but let’s not go overboard and make it seem like the only reason we aren’t a total bottom feeder of a team is because of Hank — it’s been a long time since we had a backup that couldn’t win games for us.

    • Nov 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      He’s a great leader though. He expects a lot and usually won’t put up with not getting what he wants. I’m convinced he was behind the Tortorella firing. It’s basically his franchise

      • Nov 30, 2018 at 10:53 am

        No debating that, like I said “I don’t want to discount what Hank does”. I just believe this narrative that any Rangers’ success stems from Hank is unwarranted hyperbole.

  • Nov 29, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Not a good start in this game if your a Ranger fan. A little more attention to detail and the Rangers wouldn’t find themselves down by 2. They also look a bit disjointed, I never been a fan of dressing 7 dmen. It screws up the lineup combinations as the players don’t get any rythem going.

  • Nov 29, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Jesper Fast with a shot that couldn’t break a pane of glass, tries to shove the puck threw the Senator netminder. No goal. The Rangers remain scoreless.

  • Nov 30, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Sacrebleau! Mauvais hockey!

    Maintenant nous marchons à Montréal!

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