NY Rangers Game 7: Five in a row?
Don’t look now, but the Rangers have won four in a row and have nine points in their last five games. That is very good. All this without a pair of their top six forwards. Also very good. As of the writing of this post (230pm, since I’m going to the game tonight), Ryan Strome is due back soon, but may not be cleared tonight. Kaapo Kakko is skating. Things are looking good right now.
#NYR notes for CGY:
– CGY is playing typical Sutter defensive hockey (top 10 for Corsi & xG against per 60), so offense will likely be tough to come by tonight.
– Deep at Forward and their top line has been dominant (70% xG).
– No real weak D-pair to pick on, matchup wise. pic.twitter.com/Pt6pXaGlU2
Calgary, though, is a difficult team to play against. They are good defensively and have good forward depth. This may be a slog of a game, with a lot of neutral zone clogging and not many offensive chances. Of course since I’m writing that, this is going to be a 6-5 track meet.
Noah Hanifin-Rasmus Andersson
Oliver Kylington-Chris Tanev
Juuso Valimaki-Erik Gudbranson
Jacob Markstrom gets the start.
Rangers Lines (Best Guess) – if Strome plays, these lines are irrelevant
Igor Shesterkin gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: Barclay Goodrow gets the game winner.
Game time is 7pm.