The Rangers beating the Canes will take near perfection

Don’t look now, but the Rangers are winners of four in a row and have won the last two games by a combined score of 13-0. They are heating up at the right time as they enter a home and home with the division leading Carolina Hurricanes. A sweep of the home and home puts them within striking distance, albeit still unlikely, of the Metro Division crown.

Ryan Lindgren returns for the Rangers tonight, giving them a full lineup for the first time since a week before the trade deadline. Tonight will be the first night we see their expected playoff roster, almost three full weeks since the trade deadline has passed. Amazing how all the bad luck hit the Rangers at once, but they weathered the storm.

Now they need to weather the Canes and send another statement to the NHL that this team is for real.

Canes Lines

Jordan Martinook-Sebastian Aho-Martin Necas
Seth Jarvis-Jesperi Kotkaniemi-Jesper Fast
Teuvo Teravainen-Jordan Staal-Jesse Puljujarvi
Stefan Noesen-Jack Drury-Derek Stepan

Jaccob Slavin-Brent Burns
Brady SkjeiBrett Pesce
Shayne Gostisbehere-Jalen Chatfield

Frederik Andersen gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Chris Kreider-Vincent Trocheck-Patrick Kane
Artemi Panarin-Mika Zibanejad-Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexis Lafreniere-Filip Chytil-Kaapo Kakko
Tyler Motte-Barclay Goodrow-Jimmy Vesey

Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Jacob Trouba
Niko Mikkola-Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Crazy Prediction: Rangers win by 4

Game time is 7pm.