NY Rangers Division Final Game 6: Hold serve

Scouting the Hurricanes Systems

After a no-show in Game 5, the Rangers are again facing an elimination game. This is the fourth time these playoffs the Rangers have faced an elimination game, although the first three times were against the Penguins. This is a team that doesn’t give up, but they also put themselves in unnecessary holes. It’s arguable that this 3-2 hole was avoidable.

The Canes are beatable. This is not the juggernaut we saw in the regular season, for whatever reason. To beat them, the Rangers “simply” need to do what they did in Game 4. Easier said than done, and the Canes won’t continue to lose all their road games. Something has to give here.

Hurricanes Lines

Andrei Svechnikov-Sebastian Aho-Seth Jarvis
Max Domi-Vincent Trochek-Teuvo Teravainin
Nino Niederreiter-Jordan Staal-Jesper Fast
Jordan Martinook-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 ChytilTyler Motte
Kaapo Kakko-Barclay Goodrow-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), Kevin Rooney (undisclosed)

Crazy Prediction: Rangers hold serve.

Game time is 7pm.