NY Rangers Game 3 Open Thread: Continue good process

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The Rangers have just one point in two games, and for some that’s reason enough to write them off. Not us though, as the Rangers have shown good process at even strength for both games. As that continues, the wins will come. Good process breed good results.

However the Rangers do need to stay out of the penalty box. They have taken too many penalties and their penalty kill is atrocious right now. Stay out of the box, get into a rhythm, and watch the points pile up. Montreal is as good a place as any to start.

Canadiens Lines (presumed)

Joel Armia-Nick Suzuki-Cole Caufield
Jonathan Drouin-Christian Dvorak-Josh Anderson
Tyler Toffoli-Jake Evans-Brendan Gallagher
Mathieu Perreault-Cedric Paquette-Artturi Lehkonen

Alex Romanov-Jeff Petry
Ben Chiarot-David Savard
Brett Kulak-Chris Wideman

Jake Allen gets the start

Rangers Lines (Best Guess) 

Alexis Lafreniere-Mika Zibanejad-Chris Kreider
Artemiy Panarin–Filip ChytilKaapo Kakko
Sammy BlaisKevin Rooney–Barclay Goodrow
Dryden HuntGreg McKegg-Ryan Reaves

Ryan LindgrenAdam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Jacob Trouba
Patrik Nemeth-Nils Lundkvist

PP1: Strome-Zibanejad-Panarin-Kreider-Fox
PP2: Kakko-Chytil-Lafreniere-Blais-Lundkvist

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Ryan Strome (COVID protocol), Libor Hajek (healthy), Jarred Tinordi (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: The ghosts of the Bell Center don’t show up.

Game time is 7pm.