NY Rangers Division Final Game 7: Here we go again

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Here we go again. Another Game 7 after a dramatic series comeback. This time, instead of coming back from down 3-1, the Rangers came back from down 2-0 and 3-2 against the most well balanced team in the Eastern Conference. Carolina is very beatable, but they haven’t lost at home yet this postseason. Something has to give.

The Rangers will need to play close to a perfect game and get some better road coaching too. It’s easier said than done, of course, but it can be done. The Rangers played very well in Game 1 of this series at PNC, so a performance like that should do the trick. Igor will need to be Igor, but the pressure lies solely with the top guns, as they need to deliver. Again.

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 (healthy)

Crazy Prediction: Carolina’s home winning streak ends in epic fashion.

Game time is 8pm.