After another extended break that saw the team play one game the last eleven days, the New York Rangers are back in action tonight, and they’ll head across the river to take on the New Jersey Devils. Tonight’s game marks the beginning of a three games in four days stretch for the Blueshirts, with a game against the Washington Capitals looming tomorrow.
In spite of playing three more games than New York in this young season, the Devils currently trail the Rangers by two points in the standings. For a team that many picked to bounce back and return to the playoffs in 2020, an 0-4-2 start with rumors of a coaching changing swirling isn’t quite how the Devils wanted to begin the season, but here they are. Jack Hughes is still pointless, New Jersey is winless, and the Rangers will look to make sure both of those things stay the same.
Alexandar Georgiev will start in net, and the Blueshirts’ line combinations are as follows:
#NYR practice:— Brett Cyrgalis (@BrettCyrgalis) October 16, 2019
Player to Watch: Brendan Smith
With offense outside of New York’s top line being basically non-existent through three games, David Quinn opted to juggle his forward lines. As a result of that, Brendan Smith, a defenseman, will be skating as Quinn’s 3rd line left winger tonight. It’ll definitely be something to keep an eye open for, so make sure you do.
Enjoy the game!