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Game 77: Fuel the tank

The Rangers are back at it tonight against St. Louis in another game against a playoff opponent. The Blues were awful to start the year, but have righted the ship and been on an absolute tear. They are a virtual lock for the playoffs now after being near the bottom as late as November.

The Rangers are playing some terrible hockey lately, save for Alex Georgiev saving them in Toronto. That’s fine. The more distance between the Rangers and the tank professionals in Buffalo, the better. Buffalo has just three points since the trade deadline. The Rangers have five points. Yet the Rangers are still within striking distance of Detroit and the Devils, who play each other tonight.

Blues Lines

Brayden Schenn-Ryan O’Reilly-Vlad Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz-Oskar Sundqvist-David Perron
Patrick Marroon-Tyler Bozak-Robert Thomas
Zach Sanford-Ivan Barbashev-Alex Steen

Vince Dunn-Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester-Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson-Robert Bortuzzo

PP1: Schenn-ROR-Tarasenko-Schwartz-Dunn
PP2: Steen-Bozak-Marroon-Pietrangelo-Parayko

Jordan Binnington gets the start.

Rangers Lines (doing the best I can here)

Chris KreiderMika Zibanejad–Pavel Buchnevich
Brendan LemieuxFilip Chytil–Vlad Namestnikov
Jimmy VeseyLias AnderssonRyan Strome
Boo NievesBrett HowdenVinni Lettieri

Brady Skjei–Kevin Shattenkirk
Brendan SmithTony DeAngelo
Marc StaalNeal Pionk

I give up on the powerplay units.

Alex Georgiev gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Libor Hajek (shoulder), Jesper Fast (lower body), John Gilmour (healthy), Fredrik Claesson (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Twitter bans the Hank truthers.

Game time is 7pm.