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Game Preview #19: Devils vs the New York Rangers

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The Devils need to break our current losing slide, and who better to do it against than the Rangers?

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The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (7-9-2) versus the New York Rangers (8-9-3). SBN Blog: Blueshirt Banter

The Time: 7:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: TV - MSG, MS+2

The Lineups:

Lindy Ruff is taking a whole new look with a team that appears to be once again playing without Nico Hischier. He threw the lines in some kind of hockey blender (hopefully a good one) and here’s what they came up with:

Wood - Zacha - Palmieri
Sharangovitch - Hughes - Kuokkanen
Johnsson - Zajac - Bastian
Maltsev - McLeod - Bratt/Gusev

Smith - Severson
Kulikov - Subban
Butcher - Vatanen

Blackwood with the start most likely

For the Rangers:

Lafreniere - Zibanejad - Buchnevitch
Kreider - Strome - Blackwell
Rooney - Chytil - Gauthier
Lemiux - Howden - Di Giuseppe

Lindgren - Fox
Smith - Miller
Johnson - Hajek

Shesterkin

Your Take:

How do you feel about the line shakeup? What would be your lineup redo? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and thanks for reading!