The Rangers are in Detroit tonight in their first of four big games for draft positioning. All four opponents (Detroit, Vancouver, Edmonton, Devils) are below the Rangers in the standings, thus all four have major implications on draft positions. You never root for your team to lose, but I won’t judge you for it for the next week.
It looks like the Rangers are again going with 11F/7D, something that continues to baffle me. David Quinn is getting good development out of several kids this year, so I’m not going to question it. I’m just confused by it.
Red Wings Lines
Tyler Bertuzzi-Dylan Larkin-Anthony Mantha
Luke Glendening-Andreas Athanasiou-Filip Zadina
Darren Helm-Frans Nielsen-Thomas Vanek
Justin Abdelkader-Jacob de la Rose-Michael Rasmussen
Nicklas Kronwall-Madison Bowey
Jonathan Ericsson-Trevor Daley
Danny Dekeyser-Filip Hronek
Jimmy Howard gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Fredrik Claesson (healthy), Boo Nieves (healthy), Connor Brickley (healthy)
Crazy Prediction: A shorthanded goal. Seriously, when was the last time we had one?
Game time is 7:30pm.