Game 73: John Gilmour’s last stand

The Rangers are back home after a long stretch of travel to take on the tanking Red Wings. This game doesn’t have direct #tankathon impact, but the Rangers still have a chance of getting into the top-five, something they haven’t done since 1999. Detroit is in the top-three and not looking back (forward?).

John Gilmour and Vinni Lettieri got the call up yesterday, but I’m unsure where they slot into the lineup. I’m guessing for the most part nowadays. The Wings are bad, but Jimmy Howard in MSG is always tough. With the way the Rangers are playing lately, they might get into that top-five spot sooner than we thought.

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

PP1: Athansiou-Larkin-Mantha-Rasmussen-Hronek
PP2: Vanek-Zadina-Bertuzzi-Nielsen-Kronwall

Jimmy Howard gets the start.

Rangers Lines (doing the best I can here, they change hourly)

Chris KreiderMika ZibanejadRyan Strome
Vlad Namestnikov–Brett Howden-Pavel Buchnevich
Jimmy Vesey-Lias Andersson-Brendan Lemieux
Filip ChytilBoo Nieves-Vinni Lettieri

Brady SkjeiNeal Pionk
Marc StaalTony DeAngelo
John Gilmour-Kevin Shattenkirk

PP1: Zibanejad-Namestnikov-Vesey-Buchnevich-DeAngelo
PP2: Strome-Chytil-Howden-Fast-Shattenkirk

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Libor Hajek (shoulder), Frederik Claesson (healthy), Jesper Fast (banged up), Brendan Smith (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Gilmour scores a hat trick.

Game time is 7pm.

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19 thoughts on “Game 73: John Gilmour’s last stand

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Hope he learned how to play defense. The last time I saw him he was worse than Pionk!

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Gilmour/Shatty get less than 10 minutes at evens, still on for 3 against.

    • Mar 19, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      Not playing together, but each of them were on for a GA before 25 minutes was over.

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I wonder if they lineup is right, why sit Smith ? He’s actually played half assed decently the past 10 games .

    • Mar 19, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Skinny Smith has been better this year. He still has a good skating stride and knows how to seperate players from the puck. He should be a mainstay in the Ranger lineup.

      • Mar 20, 2019 at 6:55 am

        Yeah well the initial lineup changed . Has he been great ? I would say better for sure , and seems better on the wing but that’s a lot of $$$ for a 4th line wing Bloomer. At least he engages and is not afraid of the body. We found out quick Vesey wasn’t first line material after Zuccarello the spot open, that lasted 2 games.

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Gilmour paired with Pionk. This should be interesting.

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Gilmour got beat like a red headed stepchild by Nielsen.

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Howard Show so far.

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Laaa Moi has been invisible since his spark the first few games.

  • Mar 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Good loss for the tank and effort was there…win-win

    Funny how people will remember Nielsen beating Gilmour for the goal and that’s how he will be remembered but in actuality he played well

    Lettieri played a good game too.

    I came to realization that negativity is contagious and for many addictive. The media runs with it and a nation as a whole falls for it.

    Do us a favor, point to the good things and unite us.

    Rangers at #3 select (insert name) for me Cozens.

    • Mar 19, 2019 at 9:58 pm

      Good call -there is a lot of negativity on here Leather

      • Mar 19, 2019 at 10:07 pm

        One person’s negativity is another’s blunt assessment.

    • Mar 19, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      That 1st period he was a turnover machine, but settled down.

    • Mar 19, 2019 at 11:36 pm

      Too much negativity, says Leather, the guy who expresses rampant negativity towards:

      Henrik Lundqvist
      the entire Ranger drafting/scouting departments
      the GM
      K’Andre Miller
      Vitali Kravtsov
      Kevin Shattenkirk

      Got it—negativity is ok, if it agrees with your negative assessments. If it doesn’t, it’s bad.

      • Mar 20, 2019 at 12:36 am

        Thanks manboy….cheers

        • Mar 20, 2019 at 6:58 am

          Leather,I don’t remember you ever saying anything bad about Hank. Maybe pointed out some facts that’s about it.

          • Mar 20, 2019 at 7:11 am

            I’d laugh at how disingenuous your remark is, but then I remembered that you’re fond of opiates. How would you remember anything, when you were likely in an opiate haze?

        • Mar 20, 2019 at 7:09 am

          Anytime, Leatherchaps.

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