Rangers vs. Canucks – 7:00 PM MSG
The big news that broke before the game is that Dylan McIlrath was traded to the Florida Panthers for defenseman Steve Kampfer and a conditional 7th round pick in 2018. I’ll have more on this tomorrow in the review post.
Also, I hope you voted today. If you haven’t done so, most poll sites may still be open and you should go vote there. Then, after the game, be sure to vote here for your three Rangers stars. I will be listening to the game on the radio while voting. Clearly, this is a HAV.
Tonight’s probable lineup for the Rangers (10-3):
Jimmy Vesey-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Mats Zuccarello
Michael Grabner-Kevin Hayes-J.T. Miller
Pavel Buchnevich-Brandon Pirri- Jesper Fast
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Nick Holden
Brady Skjei-Kevin KleiN
Antti Raanta gets the start, which is a bit of a surprise given the amount of time between games for the Rangers.
Dan Girardi returns to the lineup after sitting one game as a precautionary measure. Adam Clendening returns to the press box. Joining him there is Oscar Lindberg, who is Prucha’d for the sixth straight game. Without an injury, it is difficult to picture how he will get back into the lineup.
For the Canucks (4-8-1), the only way they win this game is if the Rangers give it away. The Canucks management is in complete denial about how bad this team actually is. Any team looking to steal some high end prospects would be well served to call Jim Benning.
Jakob Markstrom gets the start.
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.
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