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NY Rangers Game 32 Open Thread: Alternating wins and losses?

The Rangers seem to like alternating wins and losses

The Rangers wrap up their west coast road trip today in Anaheim, seemingly trading wins and losses over the past few games. That of course does not bode well for this afternoon’s game, but it’s only a recent trend. The Ducks are not good though, so maybe that bucks the trend. Of course the Rangers have a habit of losing to bad teams, so…it’s still a toss up.

The Blueshirts’ lineup is not something set yet, as there are potential injuries to Brendan Lemieux and Marc Staal that make them both game time decisions. The Ducks don’t really score much, but they still have John Gibson in net, and he’s capable of carrying this awful team to wins they shouldn’t get. Sound familiar?

Ducks Lines

Troy Terry-Ryan Getzlaf-Sam Steel
Rickard Rakell-Sam Carrick-Jakob Silfverberg
Maxime Comtois-Adam Henrique-Ondrej Kase
Nicolas Deslauries-Derek Grant-Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm-Josh Manson
Cam Fowler-Erik Gudbranson
Josh Mahura-Korbinian Holzer

PP1: Henrique-Getzlaf-Terry-Fowler-Kase
PP2: Rakell-Grant-Comtois-Lindholm-Silfverberg

John Gibson gets the start.

Rangers Lines (best guess)

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich
Artemi PanarinRyan Strome-Kaapo Kakko
Brendan Lemieux–Filip ChytilJesper Fast
Micheal HaleyBrett HowdenGreg McKegg

Brady Skjei–Jacob Trouba
Brendan SmithTony DeAngelo
Ryan Lindgren–Adam Fox

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

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

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches: Libor Hajek (knee), Marc Staal (game time decision)

Crazy Prediction: A shutout for Hank? Going to leave this here until it happens.

Game time is 4pm.

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  • When I watched MSG’s replay of the last game I heard Sam Rosen say ” The Rangers need to put some wins together ” he later said in a slightly unhappy voice ” Lately they have been in a win-one-lose-one streak “. He is correct GOTTA put wins together and build a nice winning streak …………. LET GO RANGERS !!!!!

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