Blueshirts Look For Payback With Blues In Town
Oct 17, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates scoring a goal during the second period against the San Jose Sharks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

With Chris Kreider back in the lineup, the New York Rangers welcome in the St. Louis Blues with revenge strictly on the mind.

  • New York Rangers (6-3-0, 12pts)
  • St.Louis Blues (5-2-2, 12pts)
  • NHL, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. ET, MSG+, FSMV
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

The New York Rangers enter Tuesday night’s contest in second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers offense has been dominant as of late. In their last game, they scored six goals off of one of the most talented goalies in the entire NHL, in Ben Bishop.

The Rangers will be getting one of their most talented players back on Tuesday night, as star Forward Chris Kreider will make his return to the lineup after missing the last five games with neck spasms. Kreider started the season with seven points in four games and will look to help this offense continue their dominance. Kreider spoke about the Rangers dominance to media Monday morning, saying, “I’ll try to come in and not screw this up.”


Expect a marquee goalie matchup as Henrik Lundqvist is expected to be in net after Antti Raanta received the start Monday Night vs. the Lightning. He will face Blues goalie Jake Allen, who is coming off a 1-0 shutout against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Rangers will look to continue their offensive dominance Tuesday night against the Blues at 7 p.m. ET.

Here are the lineup predictions heading into this electric inter-conference battle at Madison Square Garden.

Forwards:

  • Kreider-Zibanejad-Zuccarello
  • Vesey-Stepan-Nash
  • Grabner-Miller-Hayes
  • Fast-Pirri-Buchnevich

Defenseman:

  • McDonagh-Girardi
  • Holden-Staal
  • Skjei-Klein

The lineup will have of shakeups prior to the game tomorrow night, with Kreider and Buchnevich both healthy, and this team playing great right now. Vigneault is gonna need to figure out the lineup now with Kreider back in tow.

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