The Rangers and Islanders are back at it tonight for the second time this week. The Rangers have been off since their 6-2 drubbing of the Isles on Monday, while the Isles had the lowly Red Wings the next day. This is their third in four nights, so they may be a little fatigued as the game wears on. Something to keep an eye on.
Also something to keep an eye on is how chippy last game got. Both teams remember, and this should be a little more old timey hockey tonight. I’d expect some fights early on too. There’s some bad blood brewing between these two clubs again.
Nick Leddy-Ryan Pulock
Devon Toews-Scott Mayfield
Noah Dobson-Johnny Boychuk
Semyon Varlamov gets the start.
Rangers Lines (best guess)
PK Forwards: Fast, Kreider, Strome, Howden, Lemieux, McKegg
PK Defense: Skjei, Trouba, Staal, Smith, Lindgren
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Scratches: Phil Di Giuseppe (healthy), Igor Shesterkin (healthy), Libor Hajek (knee)
Crazy Prediction: No one complains about the 3 goalie rotation in the comments.
Game time is 7pm.