After losing the game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday late in the day when the Hurricanes scored a tip with less than 3 minutes left in the fray, the Rangers will be seeking a chance at redemption as the two teams now meet down in PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. New York will be looking to deny the Hurricanes a chance to officially punch their ticket to the postseason as that is what the Blueshirts opponent is playing for tonight.
As per head coach Gerard Gallant, everyone is available tonight. That means Tyler Motte and Ryan Lindgren will both be available despite being banged up when these two teams met earlier in the week. It’s important for the Blueshirts to enjoy the time they have using this full roster before the post-season begins and the Rangers’ organization starts to put the pressure on for another deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Igor Shesterkin will go again today after his shutout streak was broken by these same Hurricanes back at the Garden. While the reigning Vezina winner has endured his struggles this season, he was playing very well for the Blueshirts up until he was clipped by Hurricanes forward and former Ranger Jesper Fast. Whether or not we see the Russian shot stopper at his best could decide where the two points go tonight.
Seth Jarvis – Sebastian Aho – Martin Necas
Jordan Martinook – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Teuvo Teravainen
Stefan Noesen – Jordan Staal – Jesper Fast
Jesse Puljujarvi – Derek Stepan – Jack Drury
Jaccob Slavin – Brent Burns
Brady Skjei – Brett Pesce
Shayne Gostisbehere – Jalen Chatfield
New York Rangers
Artemi Panarin – Mika Zibanejad – Vladimir Tarasenko
Chris Kreider – Vincent Trocheck – Patrick Kane
Alexis Lafreniere – Filip Chytil – Kaapo Kakko
Jimmy Vesey – Barclay Goodrow – Tyler Motte
Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller – Jacob Trouba
Niko Mikkola – Braden Schneider
Puck drop time and where to watch
This game is going to be broadcast live from PNC Arena with puck drop scheduled for 7 PM Eastern. Bally Sports South will carry the Canes coverage where MSGSN will have the Ranger feed of this game as two of the best teams in hockey renew their hostilities in search of a superior team that will likely see the victor get closer to their goals. Carolina will get closer to clinching the division, New York will close in on Jersey.