After last night’s strong win against a bad Detroit Red Wings team, the Rangers are in Raleigh to take on the playoff bound Carolina Hurricanes. The Canes have always been a well run team from a puck possession standpoint, and now have finally added that high end skill to complement that possession. The end result is a good team.
On paper this should be a mismatch. Then again the games against Tampa and Nashville should have been mismatches as well. As they say, that’s why you play the game. Although I can see this getting ugly quickly in the second of a back-to-back against a fast team like the Canes.
Andrei Svechnikov-Sebastian Aho-Warren Foegele
Nino Niederreiter-Jordan Staal-Teuvo Teravainen
Ryan Dzingel-Lucas Wallmark-Martin Necas
Bock McGinn-Brian Gibbons-Haydn Fleury
Jaccob Slavin-Dougie Hamilton
Jake Gardiner-Brett Pesce
Joel Edmundson-Trevor van Riemsdyk
Petr Mrazek gets the start.
PK Forwards: Anderson, Fast, Kreider, Strome, Howden, Lemieux
PK Defense: Skjei, Trouba, Staal Smith
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Gordie Howe hat trick for Lemieux.
Game time is 7:00pm.