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Game #34: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Open Thread

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New York Rangers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Another weekend matinee is on tap for the Rangers, as the team will be looking to bounce back from yesterday’s defeat in Philadelphia with a stronger effort against the Washington Capitals. As the team embarks on a journey into the post-Brendan Lemieux era, it’ll be up to the rest of the team to fill the void Lemieux has left. As one of New York’s most effective agitators, and a regular presence in the bottom six since arriving on Broadway two years ago, only a handful of players currently on the roster could fill Lemieux’s role.

Player to Watch: Ryan Lindgren

Of all the players remaining on New York’s roster, Lindgren is one of few capable of providing some of the snarl that Lemieux did. Manning the top pair next to Adam Fox, Lemieux’s departure could grant Lindgren an opportunity to evolve his game. Whether it’s on the scoresheet or with his physicality, keep an eye on Lindgren this afternoon.

Enjoy the game!