New York Rangers To Showcase Four New Lines Against Calgary Flames
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

When the New York Rangers play the Flames in Calgary on Saturday night, they’ll unveil a brand new set of forward lines.

  • New York Rangers (10-4, 20 pts)
  • Calgary Flames (5-9-1, 11 pts)
  • NHL, Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 p.m. ET, MSG+
  • Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada

By the time you flip on MSG Network and glance at your New York Rangers, you would have noticed a bit of a change. Thanks in part to head coach Alain Vigneault noticing something was “a bit off,” the Blueshirts will boast four brand-spanking new forward lines for their Saturday night matchup against the Flames in Calgary.

The new forward lines:

  1. Chris KreiderDerek StepanRick Nash
  2. Pavel BuchnevichMika ZibanejadMats Zuccarello
  3. Jimmy VeseyKevin HayesJ.T. Miller
  4. Jesper FastBrandon PirriMichael Grabner

Additionally, the defensive pairings will receive a shakeup:

  1. Ryan McDonaghDan Girardi
  2. Marc StaalBrady Skjei
  3. Nick HoldenKevin Klein

The reason for the defensive shakeup comes down to AV wanting to see how young Skjei will look on the right side, via Matt Calamia of newyorkrangers.com. Holden moves to his more natural left side with Klein moving down.

After receiving an unfair shake in the Ranger last game — a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night at the Garden — Henrik Lundqvist will be back in net with the start.


The Flames enter the game losers of five of their last six. First puck drop comes your way at 10 p.m. ET.

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