NY Rangers Game 20: Rangers at Kings

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The Rangers stay in California tonight, looking to extend their winning streak to….two. The Kings are much better than advertised, and have played solid defensive hockey of late. Given the Rangers are starved for offense and continually sit a skilled top ten pick in favor of fourth liners in the top six, it’s not a good matchup for them. But the last few good matchups have resulted in the Rangers laying an egg, so perhaps they need a bad matchup.

This is when the Blueshirts need to start stringing wins together. We said on Live From The Blue Seats that they needed 10 of 14 points, which means they need at least a point tonight to keep that within reach. Anything else, even nine points, is unacceptable given the opponents they’ve faced. Naturally, they made it hard for themselves.

Kings Lines

Adrian Kempe-Anze Kopitar-Gabriel Vilardi
Trevor Moore-Philip Danault-Victor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala-Blake Lizotte-Arthur Kaliyev
Jaret Anderson-Dolan-Rasmus Kupari-Carl Grundstrom

Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty
Alex Edler-Matt Roy
Jacob Moverare-Sean Walker

Cal Peterson gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Jimmy Vesey
Aretmiy Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Barclay Goodrow
Alexis Lafreniere-Filip Chytil-Kaapo Kakko
Sammy Blais-Ryan Carpenter-Julien Gauthier

Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
Kā€™Andre Miller-Jacob Trouba
Zac Jones-Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Injuries: None

Crazy Prediction: Goodrow actually contributes to the offense in an offensive role.

Game time is 10:30pm.