NY Rangers Division Final Game 4: Another must win

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The Rangers are back in the series after posting a 3-1 win in Game 3 on Sunday night. Now they are in another “must win,” as getting down 3-1 to the Hurricanes is not the same as getting down 3-1 to the Penguins. The Canes have done a wonderful job of keeping the Rangers to the outside, as have the Rangers to the Canes. This has not been a track meet.

However the Rangers have been getting chances and just missing a few. Hopefully Game 3’s goals from Kreider and Zibanejad wake up the rest of the top six, specifically Strome, Copp, and Panarin, who have done diddly this series. There’s also the post game stuff with Max Domi and Tony DeAngelo, so hopefully that wakes the team up too.

This is also the last game that I miss due to my honeymoon, so that’s nice. I’d prefer to come home to an even series and a best of three on the back-end.

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: A complete domination by the Rangers.

Game time is 8pm.