The Rangers and Devils square off today, as the Rangers face off against old friend Lindy Ruff. Ruff was hired by the Devils this offseason as their head coach. This was generally met with applause from Ranger fans, as Ruff had been the subject of many issues on the defensive end.
Ruff teams, despite his reputation, are generally poor defensively. As Rob pointed out in the preview, they do have good goaltending that could mask defensive issues. That said, the Rangers do need to get two points in this one, as the Devils are not a good team. Outside of Hughes, there is not much depth at all.
Yegor Sharangovich-Jack Hughes-Kyle Palmieri
Andreas Johnsson-Pavel Zacha-Nikita Gusev
Miles Wood-Travis Zajac-Jesper Boqvist
Janne Kuokkanen-Michael McLeod-Nathan Bastian
Mackenzie Blackwood gets the start.
Rangers Lines (projected)
PK Forwards: Kreider, Strome, Howden, Zibanejad
PK Defense: Trouba, Johnson, Lindgren, Fox
Alex Georgiev gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Hughes and Kakko drop the gloves.
Game time is 7pm.