Tonight against the Penguins, the Rangers are expected to start with the lines as (NYR):
- Rick Nash, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
- Chris Kreider, David Desharnais, JT Miller
- Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Jesper Fast
- Michael Grabner, Adam Cracknell, Pavel Buchnevich
Alain Vigneault said today that Cracknell has played center "quite a bit" and that Lindy Ruff said that he played Cracknell at center about 50% of the time last season.
On defense the plan is similar to Saturday's loss in New Jersey, with Ryan McDonagh and Anthony DeAngelo, Marc Staal and Kevin Shattenkirk, Brady Skjei and Brendan Smith. (NYR)