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New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings Game Thread

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The Rangers continue their march towards the playoffs with their last visit to Joe Louis Arena to take on the Red Wings

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Twenty years ago the Red Wings were the best team in hockey, storming towards their 1st of back to back Stanley Cups, and Joe Louis Arena was rocking as Hockeytown.

Now though? The Red Wings are looking at missing the playoffs for the first time in my life (that's 26 years for those who aren't em) and Joe Louis Arena is set to close it's doors as the Wings look to move into Little Caesars Arena next season. The Rangers continue their march towards the postseason going up against a Red Wings team that is closer to the lottery than they are to the playoffs, it's a weird sentiment.

Rangers Projected Lineup:

Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Mats Zuccarello
Pavel Buchnevich - Mika Zibanejad - Rick Nash
Michael Grabner - Kevin Hayes - J.T. Miller
Tanner Glass - Oscar Lindberg - Jimmy Vesey

Marc Staal - Ryan McDonagh
Nick Holden - Brendan Smith
Brady Skjei - Steve Kampfer

Antti Raanta
Magnus Hellberg

Red Wings Projected Lineup:

Tomas Tatar - Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist
Justin Abdelkader - Frans Nielsen - Darren Helm
Andreas Athanasiou - Dylan Larkin - Riley Sheahan
Mitch Callahan - Luke Glendening - Drew Miller

Danny DeKeyser - Mike Green
Nick Jensen - Niklas Kronwall
Robbie Russo - Xavier Ouellet

Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard