The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are set to square off for the second time in seven days at Madison Square Garden.
- New York Rangers (22-10-1, 45 pts)
- New Jersey Devils (12-12-6, 30 pts)
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For the second time in seven days, the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils will square off at Madison Square Garden. On Dec. 11, New York spanked their Jersey rivals by the score of 5-0. Antti Raanta was in the middle of his hot streak and the Devils couldn’t slow down the Blueshirts offense.
One Sunday later and the two teams are ready to get back after it.
Head coach Alain Vigneault still hasn’t committed to a starting goaltender for Sunday night just One night after Henrik Lundqvist collected a 2-1 shootout win in Nashville.
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“It’s a team we’ve seen pretty recently so we kind of know what to expect from them (Sunday),” Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh said. “Anytime you play the Devils it’s another tight-checking game. So, we have to make sure to take away their speed and skill to make it tough on them.”
The Devils are coming off a 3-1 loss on Saturday in Ottawa against the Senators.
“There were a lot of good things,” goaltender Keith Kinkaid said of his team’s play in Ottawa. “We’ll adjust for (Sunday) and bring the same compete level.”
Both teams will be partaking in their second game in as many nights. First puck drop comes your way at 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on MSG Network.
Will the real Vernon Fiddler please stand up.@NJDevils visit the Rangers tonight at 7:00P on MSG+2! #NJDonMSG #NJD pic.twitter.com/X7mJcxTltl
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) December 18, 2016
Setting up at The Garden! The @NJDevils look to get back on track tonight vs. our rivals. #NJDvsNYR pic.twitter.com/FAhpjlwJsv
— NJD Equipment Staff (@NJDSk8Guy) December 18, 2016
The Hudson River Rivalry is renewed tonight with a 7:30PM matchup from The Garden. Preview: https://t.co/k2hUxYOUHI #NJDvsNYR pic.twitter.com/1pi1zrBNJJ
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) December 18, 2016