NY Rangers Game 25 Open Thread: No Hughes in the Kakko/Hughes Showdown
The Rangers are back in action today, taking on the Devils in their second matinee in as many days. Jack Hughes, who has started to produce like the #1 overall pick, is out with a lower body injury. Shucks.
The Devils, like the Rangers, are not a good team. It was mostly their goaltending for a while, and they made the drastic decision to send Cory Schneider to the AHL. Talking about a good goalie who just lost it. Man, what happened to him?
The Rangers, although still a defensive nightmare, are strong offensively. If they ever had structure to their defensive game, then they might be a dark horse for the playoffs. Alas, there is no defensive structure. This could be a chippy game.
Mackenzie Blackwood gets the start.
Rangers Lines (best guess)
PK Forwards: Fast, Kreider, Strome, Howden, Lemieux
PK Defense: Skjei, Trouba, Staal Smith
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Haley scores, because of course.
Game time is 1pm.