Open Game Thread: Rangers vs. Devils

Open Game Thread: Rangers vs. Devils

Tonight the New York Rangers head across the Hudson to take on the New Jersey Devils, with second place in the Metropolitan Division on the line. The Blueshirts have rocketed up the standings in recent weeks, and enter tonight 8-1-1 over the last 10 games played, and winners of 3 straight. The Devils are 4-4-2 over the last 10, and are fresh off a loss.

Tonight is the 4th and final time these two teams will faceoff in the regular season, and a victory for the Rangers would result in a split of the season series. New Jersey took Game 1 on November 28th 5-3, the Rangers won 4-3 on December 12th, and the Devils came back to win 4-3 on January 7th.

Projected Lines

New York Rangers

Artemiy Panarin – Mika Zibanejad – Vladimir Tarasenko

Chris Kreider – Vincent Trocheck – Patrick Kane

Alexis Lafreniere – Filip Chytil – Kaapo Kakko

Jimmy Vesey – Barclay Goodrow – Tyler Motte

Niko Mikkola – Adam Fox

K'Andre Miller – Jacob Trouba

Ben Harpur – Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin

New Jersey Devils

Timo Meier – Nico Hischier – Dawson Mercer

Ondrej Palat – Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt

Tomas Tatar – Erik Haula – Jesper Boqvist

Miles Wood – Michael McLeod – Yegor Sharangovich

Jonas Siegenthaler – Dougie Hamilton

Ryan Graves – John Marino

Kevin Bahl – Damon Severson

Vitek Vanecek

Player to Watch – Artemiy Panarin

Panarin enters tonight's game with 11 goals, 25 assists, and 36 points in 28 games vs. the Devils. The only team he's tallied more points against in his career is the Philadelphia Flyers, so historically he's elevated his game against NJD. He's been hot this month with a line of 6-11-17 in 14 games, and look for him to keep that going in an important divisional matchup.

Enjoy the game!