The Rangers are back at it tonight. It’s a busy month for the Blueshirts, after all. Tonight it’s the surprisingly good Canucks, who are riding sensation Elias Petterson to a 10-6-2 record to start the season. I don’t think anyone knows how the Canucks are doing it, because everything about their lineup says lottery team. But here we are.
As for the Rangers, Pavel Buchnevich is out with a broken thumb. Ryan Spooner slides into his top line role. Lias Andersson slides into the second line winger spot with Hayes and Kreider. Filip Chytil is still on the fourth line. Death, taxes, lineup changes.
Nikolay Goldobin-Elias Petterson-Jake Virtanen
Antoine Roussel-Bo Horvat-Loui Eriksson
Tim Schaller-Markus Granlund-Tyler Motte
Darren Archibald-Adam Gaudette-Brendan Leipsic
Ben Hutton-Eric Gudbranson
Michael Del Zotto-Troy Stetcher
Derrick Pouliot-Chris Tanev
Jacob Markstrom gets the start
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Andersson and Petterson switch teams and no one notices.
Game time is 7pm."Game 18: Elias Petterson and the suddenly good (?) Canucks",