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Game 3: Is it hockey season yet?

The New York Rangers take on the Edmonton Oilers

The Rangers are finally back in action today against the surprisingly undefeated Edmonton Oilers. The Blueshirts are well rested after a week off following their gruesome two game start to the season. The Oilers are undefeated behind the league leader in goals Connor McDavid James Neal. Wait what?

Yes, the Oilers are 4-0 right now, one of the last undefeated teams in the NHL. The only thing we know for certain is that list will have one less team on it after today, since the Rangers are also undefeated in their first two games of the year. We also know that after today, the Rangers will get ANOTHER week off. Whose idea was this?

Oilers Lines

Leon Draisaitl-Connor McDavid-Zack Kassian
Tomas Jurco-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-James Neal
Makus Granlund-Gaetan Haas-Alex Chiasson
Jujhar Khaira-Riley Sheahan-Josh Archibald

Darnell Nurse-Ethan Bear
Oscar Klefbom-Joel Persson
Kris Russell-Matt Benning

PP1: McDavid-Draisaitl-Neal-Klefbom-RNH
PP2: Jurco-Chiasson-Kassian-Nurse-Persson

Mike Smith gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Artemi PanarinMika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich
Chris KreiderRyan StromeKaapo Kakko
Brendan Lemieux-Brett HowdenJesper Fast
Greg McKeggLias AnderssonBrendan Smith

Libor HajekJacob Trouba
Marc StaalTony DeAngelo
Brady SkjeiAdam Fox

PP1: Panarin-Zibanejad-Buchnevich-Kreider-Trouba
PP2: Kakko-Strome-Lemieux-DeAngelo-Fox

PK Forwards: Zibanejad, Anderson, Fast, Kreider, Strome, Howden, Lemieux
PK Defense: Skjei, Trouba, Staal Smith

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches: Micheal Haley (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Kakko scores his first.

Game time is 7pm.

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  • And an o-for on the power play ….Well it was nice to say (at least for a while) that the Rangers WHERE undefeated …..Oh Well Lets Go Rangers !

  • Kakko scored do there’s that. But the Rangers were not sharp this afternoon. Many passing errors and puck bobbles. They could not get any sustained momentum and the power play came up emptied.

    The Oilers under new head coach Dave Tippet looked poised and structured.

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