NY Rangers Game 22: Rangers vs Oilers
After a somewhat disappointing 4-2-1 stretch against mediocre teams, falling short of the 10 points we had hoped for, the Rangers return home to face the Oilers. Edmonton is a ‘meh’ team that has a great powerplay, so staying out of the box is going to be key for the Blueshirts. Also key will be actually scoring on suspect goaltending, assuming Jack Campbell is in net. If it’s Stuart Skinner, that’s a whole other problem.
The Rangers now have a stretch of difficult opponents, so leaving points on the table last month may come back to bite them. Of course, if they play up to their tougher opponents, that won’t be a problem. On paper, this team is better than most teams in the NHL. But that’s on paper. On the ice has been a different story. This is when the Rangers need to really start focusing, and that does include coaching and avoiding the good ole lineup galaxy brain.
Warren Foegele-Connor-McDavid-Zack Hyman
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Leon Draisaitl-Jesse Puljujarvi
Mattias Janmark-Ryan McLeod-Klim Koston
Dylan Holloway-Brad Malone-Derek Ryan
Darnell Nurse-Cody Ceci
Brett Kulak-Evan Bouchard
Markus Niemelainen-Ty Barrie
Jack Campbell gets the start.
Igor Shesterkin gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: A shutout for Shesty
Game time is 1pm.
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