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
Jimmy Howard gets the start.
Rangers Lines (doing the best I can here, they change hourly)
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Gilmour scores a hat trick.
Game time is 7pm."Game 73: John Gilmour's last stand",