The Rangers have traded Mats Zuccarello. Kevin Hayes and Adam McQuaid are next. But there’s little time to stew over it, as the Rangers have another matinee today. The defending champion Caps are on the docket in Washington, and this is going to be a tough one to watch.
Tough not just because of the matchup, but tough because now we know Zuccarello isn’t going to dress for the Rangers anymore. I mean, we knew it before, but now it’s official. It’s a little tough to focus on the game at hand, especially when this could get ugly fast.
Plus Carl Hagelin now plays for Washington. Ugh.
Phoenix Copley gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Brett Howden (knee), Adam McQuaid (healthy), Kevin Hayes (healthy)
Crazy Prediction: Another trade!
Game time is 12:30pm.