New York Rangers Game Thread: 4/4, Devils at Rangers
The New York Rangers will take on the the New Jersey Devils tonight to kick off their two game home stand at Madison Square Garden.
Game Seventy-Eight, the New Jersey Devils at the New York Rangers
Season Series: 2-0-0, Rangers
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The New York Rangers will look to make it three in a row tonight as they take on the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. It has been quite a while since these two cross-river rivals have met, and their last meeting ended with a 3-1 Rangers win back on December 27 at MSG. With the Rangers 3-2 win the other night in Minnesota, they clinched the Metropolitan division, which leaves the Presidents trophy as the final accomplishment left for the taking.
On the other side, the Devils have been out of the playoff race for quite a while, but they always seem to wake up for the games against the Rangers. As expected, Henrik Lundqvist will make his third straight appearance tonight for the Rangers, while Corey Schneider will get the nod at the other end. Tonight's game will certainly be a good one, and it will be nice to enjoy this one knowing the Rangers are already locked into the #1 seed within their division.
New York Rangers April Schedule
4/6, Blue Jackets at Rangers, 7:00 PM4/7, Rangers at Devils, 7:00 PM4/9, Senators at Rangers, 7:00 PM4/11, Rangers at Capitals, 12:30 PM
Bryan's Player to Watch: J.T. Miller
Has there been anyone more impressive than J.T. Miller has been over the past few games? Once again, J.T. Miller came up with a clutch play in the third period against the Minnesota Wild, which gave the Rangers two huge points. He has secured his spot within the top-six, and he seems to be thriving there each and every game. The Rangers are finally getting the production they expected out of Miller, and it's certainly a welcoming sight.
Enjoy the game!