NY Rangers Division Final Game 2: Just need to capitalize

rangers hurricanes mika zibanejad

The Rangers had good process in Game 1, for the most part. They could have put the game away with some better puck luck and converting on their looks. Those goals will come, and if they play like they did in Game 1, save for that third period, they will be tough to beat in the next six games.

That said, the Rangers do actually need to convert and do actually need to play a full 60 minutes. They played 40ish in Game 1, and then turtled for the third period. That won’t do it, and neither will scoring just one goal. The process was there, just need to finish, both goals and games.

Hurricanes Lines

Andrei Svechnikov-Sebastian Aho-Seth Jarvis
Max Domi-Vincent Trochek-Teuvo Teravainin
Nino Niederreiter-Jordan Staal-Jesper Fast
Steven Lorentz-Jesperi Kotkaniemi-Martin Necas

Jaccob Slavin-Tony DeAngelo
Brady SkjeiBrett Pesce
Brendan Smith-Ian Cole

Antti Raanta gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Frank Vatrano
Artemiy Panarin-Ryan StromeAndrew Copp
Alexis Lafreniere-Filip ChytilKaapo Kakko
Tyler Motte-Kevin Rooney-Ryan Reaves

K’Andre Miller–Jacob Trouba
Ryan LindgrenAdam Fox
Justin Braun-Braden Schneider

PP1: Strome-Zibanejad-Panarin-Kreider-Fox
PP2: Lafreniere-Chytil-Vatrano-Copp-Trouba

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

InjuriesSammy Blais (knee – done for season), Barclay Goodrow (ankle)

Crazy Prediction: Six Rangers goals.

Game time is 8pm.