We are in the home stretch. The final ten games of the season. Tonight the Rangers are in Newark to take on the Devils in a game that will surely boast mostly Rangers fans in the stands. This is also the last time these two teams face off this season, and the Rangers have a chance to sweep the season series.
The Devils are more of the same no offense team they’ve been for a while now. There are two or three offensive weapons on this team, but one of them is one of the best wingers in the game. The difference now is their defense is pretty terrible too. It’s a miracle that Cory Schneider hasn’t mutinied yet.
John Hynes has his club running a 1-2-2 forecheck, a low zone collapse, an umbrealla powerplay and a hybrid penalty kill. These are standard systems across the board, and are not very aggressive in nature. The Devils will look to sit and force turnovers in the neutral zone on the forecheck, then collapse to block shots and defend the high priced real estate in the defensive zone. Considering the team, conservative is probably his best bet.
For more on these systems, check out our Hockey Systems page.
Taylor Hall-Travis Zajac-Kyle Palmieri
Joseph Blandisi-Adam Henrique-Beau Bennett
John Quenneville-Pavel Zacha-Stefan Noesen
Miles Wood-Blake Coleman-Nick Lappin
Andy Greene-Ben Lovejoy
Jon Merrill-Steven Santini
Kyle Quincey-Damon Severson
Corey Schneider gets the start.
Antti Raanta gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Clendo goal-o.
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