The Rangers and Isles are back at it again tonight to finish off their duet of games to start the season. The Islanders destroyed a very sloppy Rangers team on Thursday, and you’d have to assume the Rangers won’t be that bad again tonight. Of course, you know what happens when you assume.
The lines were thrown in a blender again, and Tony DeAngelo finds himself as a healthy scratch. He took a terrible and undisciplined penalty and was just downright atrocious. Yet Jack Johnson, who was far worse on the ice, got a promotion to the second pair. These things need to play out, apparently.
Isles Lines (projected)
Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Nick Leddy-Scott Mayfield
Andy Greene-Noah Dobson
Semyon Varlamov gets the start.
Rangers Lines (projected)
PK Forwards: Kreider, Strome, Howden, Zibanejad
PK Defense: Trouba, Johnson, Lindgren, Fox
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Injuries/Scratches: Tony DeAngelo (healthy), Kevin Rooney (healthy)
Crazy Prediction: They don’t get shut out.
Game time is 7pm.