The Rangers tied the Eastern Conference Final on Friday night in dramatic fashion, with Barclay Goodrow proving to be the hero in overtime. Now the series shifts to Sunrise as the Blueshirts look to gain momentum with that overtime win. The Panthers and Rangers have been very evenly matched all series, as these games have been low scoring affairs with a roughly even shot/high danger split.

The Rangers will be without Jimmy Vesey, which likely means Kaapo Kakko is back in the lineup. What remains to be seen is whether Matt Rempe will be in the lineup on the road, something that hasn’t happened since the Washington series. Vesey’s injury may force Laviolette’s hand.

If you missed our previews, check them out: Stats preview. Systems preview. Goaltending preview. Keys to victory.

Panthers Lines

Vladimir Tarasenko-Aleksander Barkov-Sam Reinhart
Carter Verhaeghe-Sam Bennett-Matt Tkachuk
Eetu Luostarinen-Anton Lundell-Evan Rodrigues
Ryan Lomberg-Kevin Stenlund-Nick Cousins

Gustav Forsling-Aaron Ekblad
Niko Mikkola-Brandon Montour
Oliver Ekman-Larsson-Dimitriy Kulikov

Sergei Bobrovsky gets the start

Rangers Lines

Artemi Panarin-Vincent Trocheck-Alexis Lafreniere
Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Filip Chytil
Will Cuylle-Alex Wennberg-Jack Roslovic
Kaapo Kakko-Barclay Goodrow-Matt Rempe

Ryan Lindgren-Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller-Jacob Trouba
Erik Gustafsson-Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin gets the start

Injuries: Jimmy Vesey (shoulder)

Crazy Prediction: Kakko scores in his glorious return.

Game time is 3:30pm.


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