Rangers vs. Blackhawks Open Game Thread
The Rangers begin their road trip with a stop in the Windy City.
The New York Rangers (3-5-1, seven points) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (5-2-2, 12 points) at the United Center in Chicago in search of their first victory away from Madison Square Garden this season. Tonight is the first stop of a four-game road trip that will end in California. The Blueshirts are fresh off a 5-2 victory against the Florida Panthers, and the Blackhawks are coming off a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Last season the Blueshirts faced the Blackhawks twice, and the team lost 6-3 on November 15 and 5-2 on January 3. Henrik Lundqvist was in goal for both of those games.
Here are the projected lineups for both squads courtesy of NHL.com.
New York Rangers
Chris Kreider — Mika Zibanejad — Mats Zuccarello
Filip Chytil — Kevin Hayes — Jesper Fast
Jimmy Vesey — Brett Howden — Pavel Buchnevich
Cody McLeod — Vladislav Namestnikov — Ryan Spooner
Brady Skjei — Adam McQuaid
Brendan Smith — Kevin Shattenkirk
Marc Staal — Neal Pionk
Alex DeBrincat — Jonathan Toews — Dominik Kahun
Brandon Saad — Artem Anisimov — Patrick Kane
Alexandre Fortin — Luke Johnson — Nick Schmaltz
Chris Kunitz — Marcus Kruger — John Hayden
Duncan Keith — Henri Jokiharju
Erik Gustafsson — Brent Seabrook
Brandon Manning — Jan Rutta
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