The Rangers are back at it tonight looking to figure out how to score. This might bode well against the Panthers, who are equally bad and will hopefully give the Rangers room in the offensive zone. As Rob noted this morning, the Rangers have been getting victimized by luck lately. That will correct itself. The forwards are too skilled for it, although it would be nice to see more shots.
The Panthers are using that loser point for all it’s worth, with three of them so far to help them stay somewhat relevant. However this is a team that is going nowhere. They lack the depth up front and on the blue line to really compete. However they do have a few dangerous players, so this team is no pushover either.
Evgenii Dadanov-Alex Barkov-Nick Bjugstad
Jonathan Huberdeau-Vincent Trochek-Denis Malgin
Frank Vatrano-Jared McCann-Mike Hoffman
Troy Brouwer-Juho Lammikko-Colton Sceviour
Mike Matheson-Aaron Ekblad
Keith Yandle-Alex Petrovic
Bogdan Kiselevich-Mackenzie Weegar
James Reimer gets the start.
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Vinni Lettieri (healthy), Tony DeAngelo (healthy), Frederik Claesson (lower body)
Crazy Prediction: McQuaid get a goal.
Gametime is 7pm.