Rangers at Hurricanes – 7:30 PM MSG
No poll after the game until I can figure out how, if I can ever figure it out. This is clearly a half-assed venture. Feel free to list your three stars in the comments and I’ll do my best to aggregate them into a list.
Tonight’s probable lineup for the Rangers (5-2)
Jimmy Vesey-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Pavel Buchnevich- Mika Zibanejad-Mats Zuccarello
JT Miller-Kevin Hayes-Jesper Fast
Brandon Pirri-Oscar Lindberg-Michael Grabner
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Kevin Klein
Brady Skjei-Nick Holden
Pavel Buchnevich returns to the lineup in place of Josh Jooris, who will be out 3-4 weeks with a separated shoulder. Kreider is improving but will miss tonight’s game and Sunday at a minimum. When he returns, that’s when things will get interesting.
McIlrath cleared waivers today and was assigned to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. Clendening remains Prucha’d.
Lundqvist in goal tonight and probably Sunday against Tampa as well.
For the Hurricanes (1-3-2), Jeff Skinner will be a game time decision. Last year’s Ranger slayer Lee Stempniak will be in the lineup for Carolina and willlikely play with Skinner if Skinner is healthy enough to play. If not, former Ranger Viktor Stalberg will appear in Skinner’s place. Cam Ward is in goal.
Once again, a personal note, thank you so much for joining me here. If I can make this blog even half as good as Carp’s, I’ll be pretty damn proud.
I will probably be watching this one on a bit of a delay, so don’t expect anything from me during the game itself, or if I do tweet, expect it to be about stuff that happened a long time beforehand.
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