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The Rangers have won three in a row, including their last two against playoff teams. They haven’t been perfect and their 5v5 offense has left a lot to be desired, but they are winning games and getting their confidence back. They have a good opportunity for a 4th straight win tonight in Chicago, as Connor Bedard is out.

Chicago isn’t a good team and they can’t score at all. But they are pretty decent defensively. This is likely to be a low event, low scoring game, something that should help Igor Shesterkin focus on what he’s been working on with Benoit Allaire. It’s a soft landing spot for the struggling goalie.

Chicago Lines

Nick Foligno-Philipp Kurashev-Tyler Johnson
Colin Blackwell-Jason Dickinson-Joey Anderson
Boris Katchouk-Mackenzie Entwhistle-Taylor Raddysh
Lukas Reichel-Zach Sanford-Ryan Donato

Alex Vlasic-Seth Jones
Kevin Korchinski-Jaycob Megna
Jarred Tinordi-Isaak Philips

Petr Mrazek gets the start.

Rangers Lines

Artemi Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Alexis Lafreniere
Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Blake Wheeler
Will Cuylle-Jonny Brodzinski-Kaapo Kakko
Jimmy Vesey-Barclay Goodrow-Tyler Pitlick

Erik Gustafsson-Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Braden Schneider
Zac Jones-Ryan Lindgren

Igor Shesterkin gets the start.

Injuries: Filip Chytil (concussion)

Crazy Prediction: Eventually a crazy prediction involving an offensive outburst will happen, right?

Game time is 830pm.