The Rangers are back home tonight after doing surprisingly well on the road trip out west. They’ve played well since the trade deadline, actually, which is both surprising and, to some, disappointing. The Blueshirts sold at the deadline and are supposed to be tanking. The players did not get the memo.
Apparently this is the same memo that that NY Jets missed, since they were supposed to tank and instead wound up with five wins, about three more than anyone expected. But here we are, with the Blueshirts winning games. At least the games have been fun to watch, even if you think the goalies are gonna need new legs.
Paul Maurice and the Jets play a 1-2-2 forecheck which can be used aggressively or conservatively depending on game situation (e.g., puck location, matchup, time left on the clock, score, etc.). In the defensive zone, the Jets play a zone defense, with five skaters getting sticks and bodies in lanes.
On special teams, the Jets play an umbrella PP and will look to crash the net after a shot. On the PK, the Jets play a rotating box and look to defend homeplate. For more on the systems, click here.
Dmitry Kulikov-Tyler Myers
Josh Morrissey-Dustin Byfuglien
Joe Morrow-Ben Chiarot
Steve Mason gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: A loss when they are supposed to lose.
Game time is 7:30pm. Be sure to follow on our Snapchat for in-game shenanigans.