New York Rangers look to continue points streak as they host the Vancouver Canucks

Oct 28, 2023; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) skates
Oct 28, 2023; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) skates / Simon Fearn-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the New York Rangers will return to the ice as they come home to Madison Square Garden and prepare to host the Vancouver Canucks in a rematch of what has been perhaps the best Rangers game of the season so far. This is a chance to wash out the sour taste of that shootout defeat in Montreal and get back into the win column, but it will not be an easy game for the Blueshirts.

Last time these two teams met, the Rangers went on a long winning streak and beat the Canucks in Vancouver by a score of 4-3 in overtime. It was during that sensational western Canadian road trip that the Blueshirts swept with five wins on their travels out west. It was what truely sent the Rangers to the top of the Metropolitan Division standings, and towards the top of the league overall.

Nick Bonino and Jimmy Vesey will be going up against one of their former clubs as they both spent a season in British Columbia. J.T Miller will be returning to the Garden with his Vancouver Canucks. Former Blueshirt Phil Di Giuseppe will not be joining them as he is injured, but seeing Miller return is always a welcome sight after his time spent dawning the iconic Ranger logo.

Projected Lineups

Vancouver Canucks

Elias Pettersson - J.T. Miller - Brock Boeser
Ilya Mikheyev - Pius Suter - Andrei Kuzmenko
Dakota Joshua - Teddy Blueger - Conor Garland
Nils Hoglander - Nils Aman - Sam Lafferty
Quinn Hughes - Filip Hronek
Carson Soucy - Tyler Myers
Nikita Zadorov - Ian Cole
Thatcher Demko
Casey Desmith

New York Rangers

Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Blake Wheeler
Artemi Panarin - Vincent Trocheck - Alexis Lafreniere
Brennan Othmann - Nick Bonino - Jonny Brodzinski
Will Cuylle - Barclay Goodrow - Jimmy Vesey
Ryan Lindgren - Adam Fox
K'Andre Miller - Jacob Trouba
Erik Gustafsson - Braden Schneider
Igor Shesterkin
Jonathan Quick

Puck Drop

Broadway will welcome a 7 p.m puck drop between two of the best teams in the NHL. The 25-11-3 Vancouver Canucks will come to visit the 26-10-2 New York Rangers, and the winner will get closer to the top of the overall league standings. As the Blueshirts loo to reach the heights previous greats wearing the iconic logo have. Winning tonight would move the Rangers top of the standings once again, so lets enjoy tonight.