NY Rangers Game 5: Make it three in a row

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Don’t look now, but the Rangers have won two in a row and have points in three in a row. Tonight they have Nashville, who is not as good as prior seasons, and an opportunity to make it three in a row and points in four straight. Given everything that has happened off the ice, we are often forgetting that the on-ice product has been getting points.

The Preds aren’t as good as prior teams, but they still have some top heavy talent that can make the Rangers pay if they get complacent. However the Rangers are a better team, both on the ice and on paper. This has all the makings of a trap game.

Morgan Barron will get his first NHL game tonight, which is something to watch for.

Preds Lines

Filip Forsberg-Ryan Johansen-Matt Duchene
Eeli Tolvanen-Mikael Granlund-Luke Kunin
Nick Cousins-Thomas Novak-Rocco Grimaldi
Yakov Trenin-Colton Scissons-Tanner Jeannot

Roman Josi-Dante Fabbro
Mattias Ekholm-Alexandre Carrier
Mark Borowiecki-Matt Benning

Juuse Saros gets the start.

Rangers Lines (Best Guess) 

Artemiy Panarin-Mika Zibanejad-Chris Kreider
Sammy BlaisFilip Chytil–Alexis Lafreniere
Dryden HuntKevin Rooney–Barclay Goodrow
Morgan Barron–Greg KcKegg-Ryan Reaves

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

PP1: Lafreniere-Zibanejad-Panarin-Kreider-Fox
PP2: Hunt-Chytil-Blais-Lundkvist-Trouba

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Scratches/InjuriesRyan Strome (COVID protocol), Kaapo Kakko (lower body), Libor Hajek (healthy), Jarred Tinordi (healthy), Julien Gauthier (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Barron gets a point in his debut.

Game time is 7pm.