Rangers head to Music City to play Predators: preview and live chat

By | November 13, 2022

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 02: New York Rangers Ryan Lindgren #55 shoots Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros #74 throughout the third interval at Bridgestone Enviornment on November 02, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photograph by Frederick Breedon/Getty Photos)

Everybody within the Rangers fan base feels good about themselves after that 8-2 slaying of the Detroit Crimson Wings. There’s so much to love about how the crew will react. It has been far too lengthy since we have seen back-to-back robust performances from this Rangers line-up. They’d powerful opponents, however there aren’t any excuses tonight because the Rangers tackle a struggling Nashville crew.

Nashville has the identical sentiment about them that was painted on Rangers final season. They’ve flaws as an roster that their famous person keeper hides. Flawless logic, however Juusse Saros was not the spectacular shooter he was final 12 months. His .892 save share and three.45 goals-against common are a significant pink flag for this Nashville roster’s struggles. They wish to get again into the win column like Rangers had been a number of days in the past.

The New York famous person goaltender additionally acquired off to a mediocre begin by his requirements as a defending Vezina winner. I perceive that his .909 save share could be wanted by many different groups, however that has elevated not too long ago and he too will likely be seeking to get again to the peak of his powers. As of this writing, it is unclear if Rangers will go along with Igor or Halak, however both method, the goalkeeper recreation needs to be fascinating.

Vitali Kravtsov won’t be within the line-up tonight attributable to sickness. His alternative needs to be Ryan Carpenter. It’s extremely doable that Ryan Reaves would be the one to enter the line-up to exchange the Russian winger, however nothing is for certain. All Gallant has stated is that Kravtsov has a abdomen drawback and will not be in Nashville tonight. He will not be lacking for lengthy I hope.

New York Rangers

Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Jimmy Vesey
Artemi Panarin – Vincent Trocheck – Alexis Lafrenière
Barclay Goodrow-Filip Chytil-Kaapo Kakko
Sammy Blais – Ryan Carpenter – Julien Gauthier

Okay’Andre Miller – Jacob Trouba
Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox
Libor Hajek – Braden Schneider

Jaroslav Halak
Igor Shesterkin

Nashville Predators

Filip Forsberg – Mikael Granlund – Juuso Parssinen
Nino Niederreiter – Ryan Johansen – Matt Duchene
Yakov Trenin – Mark Jankowski – Tanner Jeannot
Cole Smith – Colton Sissons – Eeli Tolvanen

Roman Josi – Dante Fabbro
Mattias Ekholm – Alexandre Provider
Ryan McDonagh – Jeremy Lauzon

Juuse Saros
Kevin Lankinen

Puck drop time and the place to look at?

The puck drop for this one is at 8:00 p.m. Jap or 7:00 p.m. Central. As all the time, this recreation will likely be on MSG for Blueshirts followers within the metropolis that by no means sleeps. Bally Sports activities South will cowl the sport for the Nashville stream if you happen to favor that. ESPN and Sportsnet even have streams on their platforms for this recreation relying on whether or not you might be north of the border or not.