DIsclaimer: The lineups and some of the information in the game threads through the end of the year may be out of date. I’m on vacation and scheduled these well in advance. So while you guys are dealing with snow and stuff, I’m on a beach.
The Rangers have had a rough schedule in December. Yes, they had a ton of days off. But they’ve also gone up against a good amount of playoff teams in the games they did have. Tonight is another test, as the Cup contender Nashville Predators host the Rangers.
The Predators are a very well run organization with a deep team from top to bottom. This is a true Cup contender, along with the Winnipeg Jets. It’s a safe bet that one of them will come out of the Western Conference this year. As for the Blueshirts, well they don’t match up. They will try, though.
Filip Forsberg-Ryan Johansen-Viktor Arvidsson
Craig Smith-Kyle Turris-Kevin Fiala
Colton Sissons-Nick Bonino-Calle Jarnkrok
Miikka Salomaki-Frederick Gaudreau-Zac Rinaldo
Roman Josi-Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm-P.K. Subban
Dan Hamhuis-Yannick Weber
Pekka Rinne gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: The defense doesn’t allow any slot line passes for goals..
Game time is 8pm.