The Rangers are back at it this afternoon in Arizona, taking on old friend Derek Stepan and the Coyotes. The Rangers have been outscored 13-3 in their previous two games, and it looks like a good number of players have given up. At some point, we knew the bottom would fall out on the overachieving Rangers of October, and it certainly has.
On the bright side, the lineup is changing. T
ony DeAngelo, who has been a scratch for some inexplicable reason that defies all logic, is back in the lineup. He’s no saving grace, but the veterans are bad and DeAngelo is far from the only problem. So may as well play him and see what he has.
Brendan Smith is back…hooray.
Alex Galchenyuk-Derek Stepan-Clayton Keller
Richard Pannik-Brad Richardson-Vincent Hinostroza
Lawson Crouse-Nick Cousins-Josh Archibald
Conor Garland-Mario Kempe-Christian Fischer
Oliver Ekman-Larsson-Nicklas Hjalmarsson
Jakob Chychrun-Ilya Lyubushkin
Jordan Oesterle-Alex Goligoski
Darcy Kuemper gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: I’m running low on these – any ideas?
Game time is 4pm.