NY Rangers Game 46: Rangers vs Panthers

rangers panthers igor shesterkin

With just three games remaining before their bye week and the All Star break, the NY Rangers are looking to string together some wins before everyone goes on a break. They’ve mostly been treading water with a difficult schedule in January, and in doing so have looked wildly inconsistent. In an attempt to find some scoring, they are on yet another iteration of their lines, with their fourth line again being spare parts.

The Panthers are an all offense, no defense team. That usually bodes well for the Rangers, who play better when in track meet style games. However lately they haven’t been able to score consistently, so perhaps that statement is a bit outdated. Still, this is a matchup that could help the Rangers find some confidence before traveling to Toronto on Wednesday.

Panthers Lines

Anton Lundell-Aleksander Barkov-Sam Reinhart
Carter Verhaeghe-Sam Bennett-Matt Tkachuk
Grigori Denisenko-Eetu Luostarinen-Nick Cousins
Ryan Lomberg-Chris Tierney-Givani Smith

Gustav Forsling-Aaron Ekblad
Marc Staal-Brandon Montour
Josh Mahura-Radko Gudas

Alex Lyon gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Artemi Panarin-Mika Zibanejad-Chris Kreider
Alexis Lafreniere-Filip Chytil-Kaapo Kakko
Jimmy Vesey-Vincent Trocheck-Barclay Goodrow
Julien Gauthier-Jake Leschyshyn-Vitali Kravtsov

Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Braden Schneider
Ben Harpur-Jacob Trouba

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Injuries: None

Crazy Prediction: Lucky number 7 goals for the Rangers

Game time is 7pm.