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The Rangers will dress most of their opening night lineup tonight against the Bruins, and we will get a good look at Jimmy Vesey on the top line as he continues his quest for a contract. The kid line remains together as well, and we get Vitali Kravtsov at his spot alongside Artemiy Panarin and Vincent Trocheck. The fourth line is an interesting competition, with only Barclay Goodrow seemingly set in his role.

Zac Jones appears to have beaten out Libor Hajek for the 3LD role, as expected, but Hajek will likely remain with the Rangers in a 7D capacity, likely getting more games than many are ready for.

The Bruins are dressing about half of their expected opening night lineup. There is one final tuneup after this one before we get to meaningful hockey.

Bruins Lines

Rangers Lines

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Jimmy Vesey
Artemiy Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Vitali Kravtsov
Alexis Lafrenière-Filip Chytil-Kaapo Kakko
Sammy Blais-Gustav Rydahl-Barclay Goodrow

K’Andre Miller-Jacob Trouba
Zac Jones-Braden Schneider
Libor Hajek-Matt Bartkowski

Igor Shesterkin
Jaro Halak

Crazy Prediction: Vesey gets a hat trick

Game time is 7pm.