No recap from last night folks. Friday night and weekend games are still going to be rough for us here, especially in the preseason. No promises on tonight’s either, but we will certainly try!
— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) September 21, 2019
That first line looks super and is probably slated as the second line right now, just replacing VItali Kravtsov with Kaapo Kakko. Then again, you never know since Kravtsov had a strong first game.
This is also likely another showcase for Lias Andersson in the 2C role, although he doesn’t necessarily have the strongest linemates this time around. He and Ryan Strome could in theory be two-thirds of the third line though. Same with Boo Nieves and Gregg McKegg being two-thirds of the fourth line.
As for the blue line, this might be a showcase for Ryan Lindgren and Libor Hajek, as both are vying for the 3LD spot. This is also going to be a good spot for Matthew Robertson, who won’t be on the roster but big things can happen from him.