The season is almost over, folks. After getting crushed by Pittsburgh on Monday, the Rangers are facing Boston tonight. The Bruins would be in first place if not for the runaway Lightning, and would probably win the President’s Trophy. The B’s are that good, and tonight might be even worse than Monday.
Henrik Lundqvist is back in action. He’s getting more rest down the stretch than we are used to. I like this approach, since Hank is clearly no spring chicken anymore, but yet is still capable of being an elite goalie. It also gets Alex Georgiev some additional starts. That’s a win-win for me.
Chris Kreider is getting there, but he’s not coming back tonight. I’d expect the same lineup as Monday.
Brad Marchand-Patrics Bergeron-David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk-David Krejci-Marcus Johansson
Danton Heinen-Charlie Coyle-Chris Wagner
Joakim Nordstrom -Noel Acciari-David Backes
Jaroslav Halak gets the start.
Rangers Lines (doing the best I can here)
I give up on the powerplay units.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Someone punches Marchand.
Game time is 7pm.