Game 67: Stretch of 4 #tankathon games begins in Detroit

The Rangers are in Detroit tonight in their first of four big games for draft positioning. All four opponents (Detroit, Vancouver, Edmonton, Devils) are below the Rangers in the standings, thus all four have major implications on draft positions. You never root for your team to lose, but I won’t judge you for it for the next week.

It looks like the Rangers are again going with 11F/7D, something that continues to baffle me. David Quinn is getting good development out of several kids this year, so I’m not going to question it. I’m just confused by it.

Red Wings Lines

Tyler Bertuzzi-Dylan Larkin-Anthony Mantha
Luke Glendening-Andreas Athanasiou-Filip Zadina
Darren Helm-Frans Nielsen-Thomas Vanek
Justin Abdelkader-Jacob de la Rose-Michael Rasmussen

Nicklas Kronwall-Madison Bowey
Jonathan Ericsson-Trevor Daley
Danny Dekeyser-Filip Hronek

PP1: Athansiou-Larkin-Mantha-Rasmussen-Hronek
PP2: Vanek-Zadina-Bertuzzi-Nielsen-Kronwall

Jimmy Howard gets the start.

Rangers Lines 

Chris KreiderMika ZibanejadJimmy Vesey
Brendan Lemieux–Lias Andersson-Pavel Buchnevich
Vlad Namestnikov–Ryan StromeJesper Fast
Brendan SmithBrett HowdenFilip Chytil

Brady Skjei–Kevin Shattenkirk
Marc StaalTony DeAngelo
Libor HajekNeal Pionk

PP1: Zibanejad-Kreider-Vesey-Buchnevich-DeAngelo
PP2: Strome-Lemieux-Namestnikov-Pionk-Shattenkirk

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Fredrik Claesson (healthy), Boo Nieves (healthy), Connor Brickley (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: A shorthanded goal. Seriously, when was the last time we had one?

Game time is 7:30pm.

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13 thoughts on “Game 67: Stretch of 4 #tankathon games begins in Detroit

  • Mar 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    It will be a pain free game , maybe we can coax DayTwaa into taking Smith back in the off-season? One can dream 😎

  • Mar 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    Pionk is playing extremely well paired with Hajek

    • Mar 7, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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      Now we need to get ADA away from the pylon , Staal almost had a beautiful assist in the last seconds of the first period!

  • Mar 7, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    That was a good save

    • Mar 7, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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      That was a beauty goal by Buuuch

      • Mar 7, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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        That was dirty for sure

  • Mar 7, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    Kreider must be hurt, he isn’t playing much this game?????????

    • Mar 7, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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      Maybe he has a cold like Staaal , oh wait Staal is still playing !

  • Mar 7, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    Another good game , another useless point! We’re just picking 10th again.

  • Mar 7, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    Brutal. To not beat the Red Wings is just grim. Henrik and Buch played great. Gotta be very dispirited. Our shootout attempts were horrible…

  • Mar 7, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    Sure, play the sick players … it isn’t like we have extra guys sitting in the press box or anything.

  • Mar 8, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    I miss watching angry Kreider.

  • Mar 8, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    Whoaaaa….a meaningless game against the Redwings. that’s all that was. They’ve played better than that most nights. An occasional clinker is not the end of the word. 🙂

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