The New York Rangers are back home to take on the Buffalo Sabres tonight. They return from a four-game road trip that started in Chicago and ended in Anaheim. The Rangers went 2-2-0 on the trip, with both wins coming in a shootout. Their 4-3 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks marked their first road win of the season. The 5-7-1 Rangers are up to 11 points, but are still trying to claw their way up from the bottom of the Metropolitan Division.
Their opponents, the Sabres, are 7-5-2 with 16 points. They’re currently in the second wild card seed in the Eastern Conference. While the Rangers are coming off of two shootout wins, the Sabres are trying to build a streak off of their 9-2 win over the Ottawa Senators yesterday.
Henrik Lundqvist is set to be between the pipes for the Rangers, after Alexandar Georgiev was against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. Pavel Buchnevich is also set to return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch these last two games.
Pavel Buchenvich will play for the Rangers tonight after being scratched the past two games. "I hope he's pissed. I think he is," David Quinn said. "I want everybody to be pissed when they don't play. Now do something about it."— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) November 4, 2018
Buchnevich will skate on the second line with Kevin Hayes and Chris Kreider, since Ryan Spooner will be out with a lower body injury.
From #NYR coach David Quinn: Pavel Buchnevich returns to lineup in place of Ryan Spooner, who is nursing a lower body injury that is not considered serious. Buchnevich will play on line with Kevin Hayes & Chris Kreider. Also: D Adam McQuaid is now listed as week-to-week.— John Giannone (@jaygeemsg) November 4, 2018
New York Rangers Lines
Vladislav Namestnikov — Mika Zibanejad — Mats Zuccarelllo
Chris Kreider — Kevin Hayes — Pavel Buchnevich
Jimmy Vesey — Brett Howden — Jesper Fast
Cody McLeod — Filip Chytil — Vinni Lettieri
Brady Skjei — Anthony DeAngelo
Marc Staal — Neal Pionk
Brendan Smith — Kevin Shattenkirk
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