Game Thread

NY Rangers Game 32 Open Thread: Return Of The Czar

The Rangers and Flyers are back at it tonight, likely with the 9-0 shellacking fresh on both teams minds. This won’t be another game like that, and you can bet the Flyers will want some sort of redemption. This is still an AV coached team that is very skilled up front, they can score. Defense and goaltending have been the issue. Get the jump on them early, ride out their inevitable early game push, and get that first goal. Who knows what can happen if the Rangers can get up by one or two early.

Igor Shesterkin returns for the Rangers tonight, making the roster almost completely healthy. Shesterkin missed a few weeks with a groin injury that looked much more serious when it first occurred. Groins are tricky though, so let’s hope the Rangers didn’t rush him back, or that Shesterkin didn’t rush himself back.

Flyers Lines

James van Riemsdyk-Sean CouturierJoel Farabee
Claude Giroux-Kevin Hayes-Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom-Nolan Patrick-Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffl-Scott Laughton-Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Ivan Provorov-Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim-Phillippe Myers
Samuel Morin-Shayne Gostisbehere

PP1: Konecny-Hayes-Couturier-JVR-Gostisbehere
PP2: Giroux-Farabee-Voracek-Patrick-Provorov

Carter Hart gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich
Artemi Panarin–Ryan StromeKaapo Kakko
Alexis Lafreniere–Filip Chytil–Julien Gauthier
Brendan Lemieux-Kevin Rooney–Colin Blackwell

Ryan LindgrenJacob Trouba
K’Andre Miller-Adam Fox
Libor HajekBrendan Smith

PP1: Strome-Zibanejad-Panarin-Kreider-Fox
PP2: Kakko-Buchnevich-Chytil-Lafreniere-Miller

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Phil Di Giuseppe (COVID protocol), Jack Johnson (sports hernia), Brett Howden (COVID protocol)

Crazy Prediction: Shesterkin shutout.

Game time is 7pm.

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  • I can’t lie, I’m worried … Philly will be out for revenge, Shesty will be rusty. The TEAM needs to come up big for him tonight.

  • Not nit picking but would like to see the Laffy Chytl Goat line get some offensive zone starts and also like to see one of them get on the score sheet.

  • Strome has 2 pts in 1st period. NOW is the time to trade him…or leave him exposed in expansion draft.

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