Not so “Fast”, Miller returns to lineup as Rangers hit the road (NYR at DAL 8:30pm)
JT Miller practiced on the 4th line with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass. Lee Stempniak stays on the 3rd line for the time being. Jesper Fast appears to be the odd man out in Dallas as the Rangers look for consecutive victory number 9.
GAME 34: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS STARS, American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX 8:30 PM
Daily Faceoff’s Goalie Matchup
– Note click the Daily Faceoff link throughout the day for confirmed starters
#NYR Lineup Update: @HLundqvist30 starts in goal..Jesper Fast and Matt Hunwick will be scratched
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 29, 2014
So third NYR line tonight is Hagelin-Hayes-Stempniak. Fourth is Glass-DMoore-Miller
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) December 29, 2014
Ranger fans’ obsession with Tanner Glass provides an endless source of amusement.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) December 29, 2014
Tanner Glass not scratched pic.twitter.com/cF32QuSf1p
— FullTilt Rangers (@NYR_FullTilt) December 29, 2014
The forecast is now at a healthy 19-14.
This is one of those games that has me perplexed. The Stars are winners of 4 of their last 6 and have just enough offense to get a big home win. Tyler Sequin, Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza will give Lundqvist and crew all they can handle.
Still, the Rangers are humming. My concerns are high and this could be a nail biter, possibly OT/SO. I’m still going with the red-hot Rangers here.
NYR 4 vs. DAL 3 (OT)