Rangers lineup notes: Same lineup, Kakko to the second powerplay unit

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Per Vince Mercogliano, Kaapo Kakko is (finally) being put on the powerplay. Kakko’s ice time has been the subject of great debate, and it’s been due to his lack of special teams use. This is hopefully something that sticks. There is little point in keeping your second overall pick off the powerplay.

That second powerplay unit looks solid, and it also gets Ryan Strome off the top powerplay unit.

The rest of the lines look the same as well, meaning Colin Blackwell is still in the top six.

Jack Johnson is still out with a lower-body injury.