Found November 02, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
Photo: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports The Carolina Hurricanes are in town tonight as the Rangers look to extend their winning streak to three games. Having already won two in a row and three of four, this Rangers club looks like one that is finally starting to click. On the other side of the coin, the Hurricanes have lost four in a row after a good start to the season. Losing Cam Ward for an extended period of time probably has a lot to do with that. On the ice, the Canes play a bit of a hybrid forechecking system. They play an aggressive 2-1-2 to start the game, but will switch to a trap late in the game with a lead (switching to a trap to defend a lead is a common theme). In the defensive zone , they run box + 1 system, which is a box setup in front with a player pressuring the puck depending on the puck location. On special teams, the Sabres run an umbrella powerplay and a hybrid  penalty kill (varies between the systems based on puck location). Rangers Lineup (unconfirmed): Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Benoit Pouliot Taylor Pyatt-Derick Brassard-J.T. Miller Brandon Mashinter-Brian Boyle-Derek Dorsett Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Marc Staal-Anton Stralman Michael Del Zotto-John Moore Henrik Lundqvist gets the start PP1: Del Zotto-Richards, Kreider-Stepan-Brassard PP2: McDonagh-J. Moore, Pouliot-Miller-Boyle Scratches:  Rick Nash (concussion), Ryan Callahan (thumb), Dominic Moore (oblique), Justin Falk (healthy) Game time is 7pm tonight. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games. Tweet
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