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The Rangers are in Arizona in their final regular season road trip of the year, looking to put an exclamation point on their month of March, specifically post deadline, where they have an opportunity to go 10-4. This would be 10-2 post deadline, for those keeping track.

But as with any other game against a bad team, this is a trap game. The Rangers have been better prepared for these under Peter Laviolette than with other coaches, so simply sticking to their game plan will be enough. Arizona isn’t good at all, and their strong defensive play from earlier in the year has worn off.

The Rangers have a magic number of 13 to clinch first place in the Eastern Conference and 15 to clinch the President’s Trophy. That can get down to 11 and 9, respectively, depending on how today plays out.

Coyotes Lines

Clayton Keller-Nick Njugstad-Nick Schmaltz
Lawson Crouse-Logan Cooley-Dylan Guenther
Matias Maccelli-Jack McBain-Josh Doan
Liam O’Brien-Alex Kerfoot-Michael Carcone

JJ Moser-Sean Durzi
Juuso Valimaki-Michael Kesselring
Travis Dermott-Josh Brown

Karel Vejmelka gets the start

Rangers Lines

Artemi Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Alexis Lafreniere
Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Jack Roslovic
Jonny Brodzinski-Alex Wennberg-Kaapo Kakko
Will Cuylle-Barclay Goodrow-Jimmy Vesey

Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Braden Schneider
Zac Jones-Chad Ruhwedel

Jonathan Quick gets the start

Injuries: Filip Chytil (concussion), Blake Wheeler (leg), Jacob Trouba (lower body)

Crazy Prediction: Quick becomes the all time winningest American goaltender.

Game time is 6pm.


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