Game 46: Red hot Carolina

The Rangers continue their busy start to 2019, returning home to take on the recently hot Carolina Hurricanes. The Canes are 7-3-0 in their last ten games, and making a significant push towards the playoffs. They may not get there, but they are certainly going to make it interesting for the Isles, Sabres, and Habs.

As for the Blueshirts, they have one win this year. But hey, it came against the Islanders, so that’s a bonus. Ryan Lindgren makes his NHL debut tonight, fresh off his recent recall. That means Neal Pionk will be out still, and likely Brendan Smith will be the healthy scratch if Adam McQuaid can’t go.

Canes Lines

Michael Ferland-Sebastian Aho-Teuvo Teravainen
Brock McGinn-Lucas Wallmark-Jordan Martinook
Andrei Svechnikov-Greg McKegg-Justin Williams
Warren Foegele-Victor Rask-Saku Maenalanen

Jaccob Slavin-Mike Pesce
Calvin de Haan-Justin Faulk
Trevor van Riemsdyk-Dougie Hamilton

PP1: Ferland-Aho-Williams-Teravainen-Slavin
PP2: Svechnikov-Rask-Wallmark-Faulk-Hamilton

Curtis McElhinney gets the start.

Rangers Lines 

Chris KreiderMika ZibanejadMats Zuccarello
Filip ChytilRyan StromeJesper Fast
Jimmy VeseyBrett Howden–Vlad Namestnikov
Cody McLeodBoo Nieves-Pavel Buchnevich

Brady SkjeiAdam McQuaid
Marc StaalTony DeAngelo
Ryan Lindgren-Kevin Shattenkirk

PP1: Zibanejad-Kreider-Zuccarello-Strome-Namestnikov
PP2: Howden-Chytil-Buchnevich-DeAngelo-Shattenkirk

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Neal Pionk (lower body), Fredrik Claesson (shoulder), Kevin Hayes (upper body), Brendan Smith (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Lindgren scores in his NHL debut.

Game time is 7pm.

14 thoughts on “Game 46: Red hot Carolina

  • Jan 15, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    I just hope that Ryan Lindgren puts on a good show tonight. What I saw of him in Hershey, and what I also read, he is going to be a hard nosed player. Good luck kid!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan 15, 2019 at 6:51 pm
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    I am rooting for Lindgren myself. Of all the prospects he is one of a couple I have high hopes for. If he plays anywhere near what he displayed in the WJC….oh man…He was an eye opening player in the WJC and his play made made me envious of the Bruins at the time. I was very happy we got him.

    People are down on Wahlstrom, don’t be…he will make an impact. What I saw from Kravtsov in the WJC, I am on board with the selection more so now than before.

    Ryan Strome has been tremendous for us. Hw will be a great young veteran going forward. He has chemistry with both Howden and Chytil so that makes him a keeper andddddd he is a righty

    • Jan 15, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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      Leatherneck

      Agree with your post, especially with your comment about Kravtsov. The kid played out of position during the U20 tournament, while being hurt himself, yet doing a stand-up job in the process. I think JG did right by us with his selection!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jan 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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      Look at that Leather … u win a draw in the O-zone and good things happen!

  • Jan 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    Well that was refreshing. Let’s see if they can do it for 60 minutes…

  • Jan 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    Lindgren is doing ok out there, as is Delangelo. Makes one wonder why Quinn has been overplaying Pionk.

    • Jan 15, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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      Quiet steady game for the kid. I bet he was a bundle of nerves before his first NHL game started…………..

  • Jan 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    Buch must have read some of the post today about his lackadaisical play because he scored two on the PP tonight!!!!!

    • Jan 16, 2019 at 9:56 am
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      Until I see improvements in 5v5 scoring rates, 2pp goals is fools gold.

      • Jan 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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        What’s foolish is playing Buch on the 4th line. Do you expect high 5×5 scoring rates under those circumstances?

  • Jan 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    I can live with this win as it’ll get the trade value up on Zucc.

    • Jan 15, 2019 at 9:41 pm
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      3 assists, maybe your right…………

  • Jan 15, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Heckuva game for Mika, Zucc, Buch, Tony etc. Not to be forgotten is a nice bounce back game for Hank. That was fun…

    • Jan 16, 2019 at 2:12 am
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      Credit where credit is due

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