New York Rangers pregame report: Game Day vs. Islanders

Apr 29, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Semyon Varlamov #40 of the New York Islanders makes the second period save as Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers looks for the rebound at Madison Square Garden on April 29, 2021 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The New York have their first preseason game tonight as they host the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden.

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Venue: Madison Square Garden
Television: MSG Network

The New York Rangers will play their first of six preseason contests tonight as they host the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers will go with a lineup that will be a mixture of kids and veterans with head coach Gerard Gallant giving the younger players an opportunity to play.


(Per Vince Mercogliano)

Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Alexis lafreniere
Barclay Goodrow – Filip Chytil – Vitali Kravtsov
Dylan Hunt – Morgan Barron – Julien Gauthier
Will Cuylle – Matt Rempe – Karl Henriksson

Ryan Lindgren – Adam Fox
Patrik Nemeth – Nils Lunkvist
Jarred Tinordi – Anthony Bitetto

Alexandar Georgiev
Adam Huska

At practice this morning, Fox, Zibanejad, Kreider, Laf, and Hunt appeared to be the PP1 unit.  Goodrow, Chytil, Kravtsov line were working together on the PP2 uni with Lundkvist at the point and Gauthier at the net front.

The Ranger’s next game will be Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins at MSG.