Lineup Changes

Lineup notes: Boyle with Richards and St. Louis

Per Andrew Gross, coach Alain Vigneault has switched up the lines a bit headed into a potential clincher against Ottawa:

Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Brian Boyle-Brad Richards-Martin St. Louis
Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello
Dan Carcillo-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonagh is also out tonight, so the defensive pairings will remain the same.

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    • I’m a huge Boyle fan. I think he is incredibly underappreciated, and plays a pivotal role for this team.

      However, his 21 goal season was an anomoly. He’s no 2nd line anchor.

      • Obviously he is the best 4th liner. AND he has 6 goals on the 4th line. None of the other 4th liners has the opportunities stone hands has. He almost scored 10 more goals.

  • Maybe this is the spark for he the two old timers to get the wheel chairs going!!

    On a serious note, agree with what RR said, what took so look????

  • Not even close. If Boyle is a long term second liner the Rangers are in trouble. I’m not sure how “obvious” this move is. Man, that Kreider injury is a killer right now. Kind of shows that this team maybe doesn’t have the forward depth that we all thought.

    • The team has great bottom 6 depth, but is clearly max’d out on the top 6.

      Boyle is a clear 4th liner. At times, he could be used on the 3rd line. But anchoring a top 6 scoring line? Yikes.

      Get well, Kreids!

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