The Rangers are looking to rebound tonight as Detroit comes to town, hoping to avoid a two-game losing streak. They will do so without Kaapo Kakko, who joins Filip Chytil on the injured kid line. But Adam Fox returns, and that is a massive return for the Blueshirts.
Detroit is playing well above their pay grade right now, but are slowly coming back down to Earth. They are also without Dylan Larkin tonight, meaning JT Compher is their 1C. The Rangers are having their depth tested due to injuries, and this will be no different, but it’s a bit of luck that Larkin is out.
Also Patrick Kane isn’t playing, despite participating in the morning skate.
Alex Debrincat-JT Compher-Lucas Raymond
Jonathan Berggen-Andrew Copp-Robby Fabbri
Michael Rasmussen-Joe Veleno-David Perron
Daniel Sprong-Christian Fischer-Klim Kostin
Jake Walman-Moritz Seider
Ben Chiarot-Jeff Petry
Olli Maatta-Shayne Gostisbehere
Ville Husso gets the start.
Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Blake Wheeler
Artemi Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Alexis Lafreniere
Will Cuylle-Nick Bonino-Jonny Brodzinski
Jimmy Vesey-Barclay Goodrow-Tyler Pitlick
Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Jacob Trouba
Erik Gustafsson-Braden Schneider
Igor Shesterkin gets the start.
Injuries: Filip Chytil (concussion), Kaapo Kakko (leg)
Crazy Prediction: Second line combines for 5 goals
Game time is 730pm.