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NY Rangers Game 60 Open Thread: The biggest game of the year

In what is being dubbed as the biggest game of the year, the Rangers are in Raleigh tonight to take on the Carolina Hurricanes. The Rangers are making a strong push for the playoffs, and with this and one more game against San Jose to go before the trade deadline, this game may dictate their plans for the deadline.

As it stands today, the Blueshirts are six points behind Carolina for a playoff spot with no games in hand. A win today is a four-point swing game, meaning the Rangers not only get two points, but prevent Carolina from getting two as well. This is the first meaningful game the Rangers have played in two years.

Canes Lines

Andrei Svechnikov-Jordan Staal-Warren Foegele
Nino Niederreiter-Sebastian Aho-Teuvo Teravainen
Ryan Dzingel-Eric Haula-Martin Necas
Bock McGinn-Lucas Wallmark-Jordan Martinook

Jaccob Slavin-Dougie Hamilton
Jake Gardiner-Trevor van Riemsdyk
Joel Edmundson-Brett Pesce

PP1: Svechnikov-Staal-Aho-Hamilton-Teravainen
PP2: Necas-Dzingel-Wallmark-Gardiner-Niederreiter

James Reimer gets the start.

Rangers Lines (best guess)

Chris KreiderMika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich
Artemi PanarinFilip ChytilJesper Fast
Phil Di Giuseppe-Ryan StromeKaapo Kakko
Brendan Lemieux-Brett Howden-Julien Gauthier

Brady SkjeiJacob Trouba
Ryan LindgrenAdam Fox
Marc StaalTony DeAngelo

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

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

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Scratches: Alex Georgiev (healthy), Micheal Haley (bilateral core), Brendan Smith (healthy), Greg McKegg (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Over/Under 12.5 combined goals?

Game time is 7pm.

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  • Dave you mentioning this sentence >>> “This is the first meaningful game the Rangers have played in two years.” That is EXACTLY the words the MSG Network studio used in the opening of their pre-game show ……So LETS GO RANGERS !!!!!

    • Gutsy win after playing a very tough road game last evening. The team is finding ways to win and I like what I see…

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