Another chapter in one of the league’s most storied rivalries will be written tonight, when the Isles take on the Rangers at MSG. And in goal, it’ll be Thomas Greiss against Antti Raanta. Raanta, the goalie of record in seven of the Rangers’ last eight games, gets the call even though Henrik Lundqvist is reportedly healthy enough to return from his hip injury. Lundqvist is expected to resume playing on the club’s upcoming three-game California swing through Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Jose. So that means tonight’s game falls to Raanta, who continues to put up solid numbers. He’s now at 15-7-2 on the year with a 2.32 GAA and .920 save percentage, and has allowed three goals or fewer in each of
The million-dollar question would surround Neely, whom the Jacobs obviously love. If those guys impress at or near the level of fellow Sweeney pick Brandon Carlo, Sweeneys plan can be considered the work in progress that many suspect it to be. Say the Bruins go .500 (4-4-1) the rest of the way.
NBCSN will continue its coverage of the 2016-17 campaign tonight when the New York Rangers host the New York Islanders at 8:00 p.m. ET. If you want to watch the game online, you can do so here. The Rangers aren’t in any danger of missing the playoffs, but their recent mediocre stretch has nearly pushed them out of contention for one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan Division. While they dropped a 3-2 OT decision to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday (they never held the lead), both the Penguins and Capitals won. They’ll almost certainly finish in the top Wild Card spot, which means they’ll face the Atlantic Division winner in the opening round. In that respect, they’ll likely get a more