The Rangers have looked strong their last two games, with solid team wins over the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators. Tonight they look to keep their win streak alive against the Ottawa Senators. It looks like it should be a mismatch, as the Rangers dominated the Sens in the second game of the season, but nothing is to be taken for granted with this Blueshirts team.
Yes, the Blueshirts are clicking with Ryan Strome centering Artemi Panarin and an actual 2C with Filip Chytil. However they are riding a shooting percentage spike. When that runs out, their league-worst shot-share numbers are going to rear their ugly heads. Let’s enjoy the run now, though.
Thomas Chabot-Nikita Zaitsev
Erik Brannstrom-Ron Hainsey
Mark Borowiecki-Dylan Demelo
Anders Nilsson gets the start
PK Forwards: Anderson, Fast, Kreider, Strome, Howden, Lemieux
PK Defense: Skjei, Trouba, Staal Smith
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: A goal a piece for the fourth line.
Game time is 7:00pm.