After Saturday’s surprising win over the Leafs, the Rangers are back in action tonight against another playoff team. I think we can all agree that outside of potentially the Isles, the Penguins are all of our least favorite playoff teams. Their time will come. But it isn’t this year.
The Rangers are dressing weird lineups, as elite fourth line forward Brendan Smith continues to play on that fourth line. I guess it makes sense, since the Rangers are apparently shutting down Kreider and Fast. He’s looked surprisingly decent in that role too.
As long as the kids get good, long looks, I’m ok with basically everything else. I’d like to see Lias Andersson get much longer looks and gain some confidence. Ditto Filip Chytil. That’s all I ask in the final seven games.
Matt Murray gets the start.
Rangers Lines (doing the best I can here, they change hourly)
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Crosy doesn’t complain about anything tonight.
Game time is 7pm.