After a brutal 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, the New York Rangers are out in the Emerald City to take on the Seattle Kraken. This is a game that both teams will be looking to win, but that task is never so simple in this sport. Winning games in this league takes a lot, and the Rangers have found that out the hard way at the beginning of this season.
As the Rangers begin their West Coast road trip in the Pacific Northwest, Jonathan Quick is expected to get his first start as a member of the New York Rangers. He saw the net in the last game the Rangers played as they had the doors blown off the building, but Quick will be looking to get a win with the third team he’s played for in the NHL after signing in New York off of the back of his third career Stanley Cup success.
Otherwise, the lineup remains unchanged. There will be growing pains with this group, but as long as the devotion to the roster remains there, this is going to be a group with a chance of winning games on a nightly basis. So far, the Rangers have alternated wins and losses, which means, in theory, this should be two points in the bag.
New York Rangers
Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Kaapo Kakko
Artemi Panarin – Filip Chytil – Alexis Lafreniere
Will Cuylle – Vincent Trocheck – Blake Wheeler
Barclay Goodrow – Nick Bonino – Jimmy Vesey
Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller – Jacob Trouba
Erik Gustafsson – Braden Schneider
Jared McCann – Matty Beniers – Jordan Eberle
Jaden Schwartz – Alexander Wennberg – Oliver Bjorkstrand
Eeli Tolvanen – Yanni Gourde – Andre Burakovsky
Tye Kartye – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – Kailer Yamamoto
Vince Dunn – Adam Larsson
Jamie Oleksiak – Will Borgen
Brian Dumoulin – Justin Schultz
This is a 10 p.m. Eastern puck drop from Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Seattle won their last game at home against the Carolina Hurricanes, scoring seven times. However, this roster has just ten goals all season, so this should be a game the Rangers look at with ambitions of victory.