New York Rangers lineup changes, Kaapo Kakko out and Dryden Hunt in

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Jun 3, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) celebrates his goal with center Filip Chytil (72) during the first period in game two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have taken the ice for warmups for Game 6 in Tampa. As head coach Gerard Gallant teased on Friday, he’s made lineup changes.

“I said yesterday we would consider [lineup changes],” Gallant smirked during his pregame presser. “We’ll see what happens tonight.”

New York Rangers Lineup for Game 6

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Mar 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Reaves, who has played in every Rangers playoff game up until Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final remains scratched.

Based on line rushes, it first looked like Ryan Strome would miss the game leaving warmups early. Once he returned it became obvious that Kaapo Kakko would be the scratch.

Key lineup changes:

  • Alexis Lafrenière up to the first line
  • Chris Kreider and Barclay Goodrow centered by Filip Chytil
  • Dryden Hunt on the fourth line

One bit of Lightning housekeeping, no Brayden Point.

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