Rangers Vs. Devils Preview: Rangers Eye First Win Streak of The Season
The New York Rangers will have their second Metropolitan match up of the week as they face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7:00 PM.
After coming out of Washington with two well deserved points, the New York Rangers will shift that attention to the New Jersey Devils tonight, starting at 7:00 PM. Wednesday's victory came with a major loss though, as Ryan Callahan is expected to miss the next 3-4 weeks with a broken thumb. Due to Callahan's injury, Alain Vigneault was forced to shuffle around his lines, which now includes Taylor Pyatt, and J.T. Miller in top-six roles.
The Devils will also be icing a shorthanded lineup, as Patrik Elias will likely miss tonight's game with flu-like symptoms, and Damien Brunner will be a game-time decision due to a shoulder injury. The Devils have also elected to scratch both Adam Larsson, and Andrei Loktionov.
The full lineups for both teams can be found below.
New York Rangers (2-4-0) vs New Jersey Devils (0-4-3)
Prudential Center - Newark, NJ - 7:00 PM
Television: MSG, MSG+ | Radio: ESPN NY 98.7 |
Opponent's Blog: In Lou We Trust
Rangers Projected Lineup:
Taylor Pyatt - Derick Brassard - Brad Richards
J.T. Miller - Derek Stepan - Mats Zuccarello
Benoit Pouliot - Brian Boyle - Derek Dorsett
Darroll Powe - Dominic Moore - Jesper Fast
Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Anton Stralman
John Moore - Justin Falk
Scratches: Rick Nash (concussion), Carl Hagelin (shoulder), Ryan Callahan (hand), Michael Del Zotto (healthy).
Devils Projected Lineup:
Rostislav Olesz - Adam Henrique - Jaromir Jagr
Mattias Tedenby - Travis Zajac - Michael Ryder
Dainius Zubrus - Jacob Josefson - Damien Brunner
Ryan Carter - Stephen Gionta - Steve Bernier
Bryce Salvador - Marek Zidlicky
Andy Greene - Mark Fayne
Anton Volchenkov - Peter Harrold
Scratches: Patrik Elias (flu), Ryane Clowe (head), Adam Larsson (healthy), Andrei Loktionov (healthy)