After smashing 5 past the Devils in game one, the New York Rangers will be looking to win both the opening games in Newark. If the Rangers are able to take a 2-0 series lead coming back to the Garden, you have to like the chances of them getting through this series. In the best-of-seven series, a team that goes up 2-0 wins that series 86% of the time. A team that goes up 3-0 has only lost 3 series.
New Jersey’s home record is still shaky but that did not feel like a home game for the Devils in the first contest between these two. Rangers fans filled the Prudential Center and they are going to need to do it again if the Blueshirts are going to overcome this Devils team that has the ability to score rapidly when they want to. If you’re going to this game, make sure you’re vocal. New Jersey is just the worst county in New York after all.
It’s looking like it will be the same lineup that dominated game one in this one tonight. There’s still a lot to do for the Rangers heading forward, but a win tonight would be massive. To do that, the Rangers will need their stars to continue to shine. Whether that is Panarin, Zibanejad, Kreider, Fox, Kane, Tarasenko, or even Shesterkin, someone will need to shine if the Rangers are going to dominate this series coming home.
New York Rangers
Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Patrick Kane
Artemi Panarin – Vincent Trocheck – Vladimir Tarasenko
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
New Jersey Devils
Timo Meier – Nico Hischier – Dawson Mercer
Ondrej Palat – Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt
Miles Wood – Erik Haula – Tomas Tatar
Yegor Sharangovich – Michael McLeod – Nathan Bastian
Jonas Siegenthaler – Dougie Hamilton
Ryan Graves – John Marino
Kevin Bahl – Damon Severson
Puck drop time and where to watch
This game is going to be available on TBS, MSG, and MSGSN depending on what feed you would like to watch. Playoff hockey is here so we’ve got Devils, Rangers, and a national feed. Whatever one you choose to watch for this 7:30 PM Puck drop from the Prudential Center, make sure you’re watching. This is a Rangers team that is capable of winning the Stanley Cup. Make sure you’re here to see it.