Following their win in the darkness of Climate Pledge Arena, the New York Rangers move north to Calgary, where they will prepare to play against the Calgary Flames. Last season, the Rangers trip to the Saddledome was one of the best regular season games to watch all season long, so there are expectations for these two teams to live up to again tonight.
However, this Flames team has lost several parts from last year’s team. Tyler Toffoli is now across the Hudson River in New Jersey and was replaced in the Flames lineup by Yegor Sharangovich. Calgary will also be without arguably their best defenseman in Rasmus Andersson, who is serving a four-game suspension after an illegal hit to the head when the Flames were in Calgary.
Like the Nashville team that took the Rangers apart at the Garden, everything about the Flames has changed. A new general manager has taken the reigns from Brad Treliving in the form of Craig Conroy. Ryan Huska has replaced Daryl Sutter behind the Flames bench as the head coach, too, so there have been changes away from the players on the ice.
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
Adam Ruzicka – Elias Lindholm – Matt Coronato
Jonathan Huberdeau – Nazem Kadri – Dillon Dube
Andrew Mangiapane – Mikael Backlund – Blake Coleman
Dryden Hunt – Yegor Sharangovich – Walker Duehr
Noah Hanifin – Chris Tanev
Nikita Zadorov – MacKenzie Weegar
Dennis Gilbert – Jordan Oesterle
This is a weird start time because the NHL is trying to stagger the start times tonight with all 32 teams in action. It’s listed at a 9:45 start time, but that will be a little later due to the pregame anthems and all the other needless things that happen before we can start an NHL game.