One guy I'm not seeing is Chris Kreider. Line rushes looked like:
Laf – Mika – Buch
Panarin – Strome – Blackwell
Kravtsov – Chytil – Kakko
PDG – Rooney – Howden #NYR
— Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) April 29, 2021
The timing couldn’t be worse for Chris Kreider to be out. The Rangers need a regulation win tonight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The good news is that all of the key kids will be in the top-nine, even if it does mean more top-six time for a struggling Colin Blackwell.
Julien Gauthier remains a healthy scratch, as David Quinn seems pretty set on a defensive fourth line. I’m not beating that horse to death yet. That will be covered soon enough here.