Posted 2021-10-16 2:10 PM (#781585) Subject: Game 3 - Rangers at Canadiens 10/16/2021 - 7:00pm NHLN, MSG
Two teams that have not started well, meet in Montreal, a place the Rangers have only won 69 times in 318 attempts...though the last two meetings in Montreal during the 2019-20 season resulted in Rangers wins, including that comeback game from 0-4 down.
Strome out (COVID)
Blais back in
Shesterkin projected starter
Montreal missing a few players:
- Paul Byron
- Joel Edmundson
- Mike Hoffman
- Sami Niku
- Carey Price (substance program)
- Shea Weber (season)
Posted 2021-10-17 10:39 AM (#781699 - in reply to #781585) Subject: Re: Game 3 - Rangers at Canadiens 10/16/2021 - 7:00pm NHLN, MSG
The Habs are a physical team. The Rangers dealt with them well. Didn't look to me like the Habs felt that they could push the Rangers around. Reeves, Blais, and Nemeth have had a profound effect on this team. When the skill players like Panarin, Strome, and Zib hit their full stride, this team can be really fun to watch this season.
Not very impressed with Lundkvist so far. Seems nervous and a bit intimidated by the speed of the game. Thought Jones looked better in his appearances last season. But it's early and maybe 20 games into the season we'll see a different player.