The Carolina Hurricanes are in town tonight as the Rangers look to extend their winning streak to three games. Having already won two in a row and three of four, this Rangers club looks like one that is finally starting to click. On the other side of the coin, the Hurricanes have lost four in a row after a good start to the season. Losing Cam Ward for an extended period of time probably has a lot to do with that.
On the ice, the Canes play a bit of a hybrid forechecking system. They play an aggressive 2-3 to start the game, but will switch to a trap late in the game with a lead. In the defensive zone , they run box + 1 system, which is a box setup in front with a player pressuring the puck depending on the puck location. On special teams, the Canes run an umbrella powerplay and a hybrid penalty kill (varies between the systems based on puck location).
Rangers Lineup (unconfirmed):
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
PP1: Del Zotto-Richards, Kreider-Stepan-Brassard
PP2: McDonagh-J. Moore, Pouliot-Miller-Boyle
Game time is 7pm tonight. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games.