The Rangers have Toronto tonight in a game that is probably going to be incredibly lopsided. The last time these two teams faced off, the Rangers won 4-1 with Alex Georgiev making 55 saves. He recently said he “hopes to face fewer shots.” I laughed for two reasons. First, it was funny. Second, he might still face 60 shots.
Jesper Fast might be shut down for the year. Ditto Chris Kreider. Marc Staal didn’t practice either. The lines are a bit of a mess. The Leafs, meanwhile, are a well oiled offensive machine. They give up a good amount too, but they are a top offensive team in the league. Without the fire power to match, this could get ugly fast.
Zach Hyman-John Tavares-Mitch Marner
Andreas Johnsson-Auston Matthews-William Nylander
Patrick Marleau-Nazem Kadri-Kasperi Kapanen
Nicholas Moore-Nic Petan-Connor Brown
Mike Reilly-Ron Hainsey
Jake Muzzin-Nikita Zaitsev
Justin Holl-Igor Ozhiganov
Frederik Andersen gets the start.
Rangers Lines (doing the best I can here, they change hourly)
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Georgiev faces 20 shots in the first, quits in the first intermission.
Game time is 7pm.