The Rangers travel to Ottawa looking to extend their winning streak to four in a row. They are also looking to settle down a bit after some questionable performances, even in the three straight wins, as they’ve been giving up a lot of chances and goals in the past few games. It’s mainly been the powerplay providing the offense as well, but perhaps that’s expected when down two forwards and without a top line that can score lately.
Ottawa is getting healthy, and were almost fully healthy tonight before Thomas Chabot was ruled out. Still, their forwards are healthy and this is a very deep and talented Senators team. They may not look good in the standings, but just 3 months ago, before the injuries, people were picking them to make the playoffs. They are a good team that can beat the Rangers if they continue to be sloppy.
Brady Tkachuk-Josh Norris-Claude Giroux
Vladimir Tarasenko-Tim Stuetzle-Drake Batherson
Dominik Kubalik-Ridley Greig-Mathieu Joseph
Parker Kelley-Rourke Chartier-Zack MacEwen
Jake Sanderson-Jacob Bernard-Docker
Jakob Chychryn-Travis Hamonic
Erik Brannstrom-Artem Zub
Anton Forsberg 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: All four lines score.
Game time is 7pm.