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?
Troy Terry-Ryan Getzlaf-Sam Steel
Rickard Rakell-Sam Carrick-Jakob Silfverberg
Maxime Comtois-Adam Henrique-Ondrej Kase
Nicolas Deslauries-Derek Grant-Carter Rowney
John Gibson gets the start.
Rangers Lines (best guess)
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.