The Rangers are back on the road and take on the Hurricanes tonight.
1 No Mac
The Blueshirts will be without Ryan McDonagh after the captain was ruled out for tonight’s game due to injury.
“It’s just something that has been there for a little bit and doesn’t seem to be getting better,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Tuesday.
McDonagh is tied for second on the team with 12 assists and is tied for the team lead in plus/minus with a plus-6 rating.
2 Carolina on Zucc's Mind
Mats Zuccarello has enjoyed success against the Hurricanes in his career, recording a point in 14 out of the last 17 games against Carolina. He also has tallied more assists against the Hurricanes than any other NHL opponent (17).
3 Grab Bag
4 Brady Bunch
With McDonagh out, expect more ice time for Brady Skjei. The defenseman tied a single-game career-high Sunday with six blocked shots in the win over Ottawa. The Minnesota native also logged heavy minutes, with 23:01 of ice time.