After nine days off, the Rangers return to the ice tonight to shake off the rust against the Flyers. The Rangers are keeping #TheVision intact by dressing 11 forwards and 7 defensemen, a move that is questionable at best when there are no injuries, the team has just finished nine days off, and the scratch is Pavel Buchnevich.
This is likely the beginning of the end of the Blueshirts careers for a few players. Kevin Hayes is someone we have an eye on. Mats Zuccarello another, but he’s out tonight. Chris Kreider may be on his way out as well. There are other names being thrown out there, but those are the big three.
The Flyers are trying to claw their way back to the playoffs, and the once last place team is now three points behind the Rangers.
James van Riemsdyk-Claude Giroux-Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom-Sean Couturier-Jakub Voracek
Scott Laughton-Nolan Patrick-Wayne Simmonds
Philip Varone-Mikhail Vorobyev-Michael Raffl
Ivan Provorov-Travis Sanheim
Christian Folin-Andrew MacDonald
Robert Hagg-Radko Gudas
Anthony Stolarz gets the start.
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Fredrik Claesson (shoulder), Mats Zuccarello (foot) Pavel Buchnevich (healthy)
Crazy Prediction: All 7 defense get a point.
Game time is 7:30pm.