New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils set for MSG showdown
Dec 11, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein (8) and New Jersey Devils right wing Nick Lappin (36) fight during the third period at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are set to square off for the second time in seven days at Madison Square Garden.

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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.

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