The Rangers continue their hectic February schedule with a trip to Minnesota to visit Mats Zuccarello. The Wild have gone through a bit of a transformation lately, and it’s hard to figure out the club’s direction. The Jason Zucker trade signals sellers, but they in the thick of the postseason race in the Western Conference.
The Rangers are playing significantly better, but are still likely to miss the playoffs this year. They have shown progress in each year since the letter though, and this was certainly a season in the right direction. I say this now, as we are probably seeing Chris Kreider in his last games as a Ranger. Possibly others as well.
I still miss Zucc.
Zach Parise-Eric Staal-Mats Zuccarello
Alex Galchenyuk-Luke Kunin-Kevin Fiala
Jordan Greenway-Joel Eriksson Ek-Jordan Greenway
Ryan Donato-Mikko Koivu-Ryan Hartman
Ryan Suter-Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin-Matthew Dumba
Carson Soucy-Greg Pateryn
Alex Stalock 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.
Crazy Prediction: Zucc and Kreider fight.
Game time is 8pm.