Your New York Rangers Visit the Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, AB - FEBRUARY 17: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers faces off against Leon Draisaitl #29 of the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of the game at Rogers Place on February 17, 2023 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - FEBRUARY 17: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers faces off against Leon Draisaitl #29 of the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of the game at Rogers Place on February 17, 2023 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /
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EDMONTON, AB – FEBRUARY 17: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers faces off against Leon Draisaitl #29 of the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of the game at Rogers Place on February 17, 2023 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB – FEBRUARY 17: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers faces off against Leon Draisaitl #29 of the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of the game at Rogers Place on February 17, 2023 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /

Already two wins from two on this road trip, the New York Rangers are looking to go a perfect three wins from three as they move to Edmonton, Alberta. Following a win in Calgary by a score of 3-1, the Edmonton Oilers will provide the next opponent for the Rangers. This is going to be a great game with all of the star talent on display, you’d think, right?

Not quite. Edmonton will be without the best player in the world in the form of Connor McDavid. He will be missing with an injury tonight, meaning the Rangers will avoid playing against the dynamic forward in his barn. McDavid has made a habit of killing every team in the league but has several highlight-reel goals against the Rangers in his past, so this is a good sign for Peter Laviolette’s men.

New York will remain unchanged with the same lineup that defeated the Calgary Flames seeing the ice again. This means Igor Shesterkin is in goal after a big win. With the bottom six remaining unchanged, the lines will be allowed to remain consistent after a result like that. It’s a vital sign that the Rangers can ice a roster consistently without wondering about the issue of messing with the chemistry.

New York Rangers

Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Kaapo Kakko
Artemi Panarin – Filip Chytil – Alexis Lafreniere
Will Cuylle – Vincent Trochek – Blake Wheeler
Barclay Goodrow – Nick Bonino – Jimmy Vesey

Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller – Jacob Trouba
Erik Gustafsson – Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin
Jonathan Quick

Edmonton Oilers

Evander Kane – Leon Draisaitl – Mattias Janmark
Warren Foegele – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Zach Hyman
Dylan Holloway – Ryan McLeod  – Connor Brown
Adam Erne – Derek Ryan

Darnell Nurse – Cody Ceci
Mattias Ekholm – Philip Broberg
Brett Kulak – Evan Bouchard
Vincent Desharnais

Stuart Skinner
Jack Campbell

Puck Drop

This is a 9 p.m. puck drop from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. If the Rangers continue to build on their excellent start to this West Coast road trip, overcoming this Oilers squad will take a strong effort. With the ability to trip any squad in the league up, this team in Edmonton will pose their own problems, but it should make for a brilliant game to watch.