New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Open Game Thread

All eyes are on New York tonight as the Rangers (23-22-8, 54 points) take on the Carolina Hurricanes (27-21-6, 60 points) at Madison Square Garden. Tonight is the only game on the schedule in the NHL, and the Blueshirts will be recognizing the 1993-94 Stanley Cup championship team. The Rangers currently have a 16-game win streak vs. the Hurricanes at MSG, with the last loss coming on October 29, 2010.

The Rangers have been winning more as of late, and have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games played. The last victory came vs. the Boston Bruins via the shootout.

The Hurricanes are also 6-3-1 in their last 10, and were victorious on Thursday evening vs. the Buffalo Sabres.

Here are the projected lines for both squads.

New York Rangers

Chris Kreider — Mika Zibanejad — Mats Zuccarello

Pavel Buchnevich — Kevin Hayes — Jesper Fast

Filip Chytil — Ryan Strome — Vladislav Namestnikov

Jimmy Vesey — Boo Nieves — Vinni Lettieri

Marc Staal — Tony DeAngelo

Brady Skjei — Adam McQuaid

Brendan Smith — Kevin Shattenkirk

Henrik Lundqvist

Carolina Hurricanes

Nino Niederreiter — Sebastian Aho — Justin Williams

Micheal Ferland — Lucas Wallmark — Teuvo Teravainen

Andrei Svechnikov — Jordan Martinook — Brock McGinn

Warren Foegele — Greg McKegg — Saku Maenalanen

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Brett Pesce — Justin Faulk

Calvin de Haan — Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek

Enjoy the game and the pregame festivities!