NY Rangers Lineup: Ryan Lindgren and Barclay Goodrow out for Game 2

The NY Rangers lineup tonight may be a little different based on head coach Gerard Gallant’s pre-game presser.

“There might be [some changes],” he said. “We’re not 100% sure yet. We talked about players being banged up so we just want to make sure everyone is ready to go.”

Update: Both Ryan Lindgren and Barclay Goodrow did not skate in warmups. Justin Braun and Dryden Hunt will make their playoff debut.

Tonight at Madison Square Garden, his charges will look to even up their opening round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

After an almost five hour excursion on Tuesday that saw the Penguins survive an injury to forward Rickard Rakell and goalie Casey DeSmith, Evgeni Malkin ended it in triple OT. It was the 151st shot of a game that also featured 76 hits and 52 blocked shots.

Game details can be found here, including TV, Streaming, and Listening Info.

NY Rangers Lineup: Ryan Lindgren a game-time decision

Ryan Lindgren
Nov 21, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) celebrates his go-ahead goal with one second left against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Defenseman Ryan Lindgren left the Game 1 with a lower-body at the start of the third period, but eventually came back before a more permanent exit after the second overtime.

“He’s a game-time decision,” Gallant said on Thursday.

He could’ve been already banged up. In the team’s final game of the season, a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals, Lindgren got tangled up with a Caps player and visibly limped off the ice.

“He’s banged up a little bit but he’ll be there tomorrow,” Gallant said on Wednesday. “Maintenance and get ready for playoff games. That’s the way it’s going to be for a lot of players.”

Lindgren, 24, posted 15 points in 78 games this season while averaging 20:06 TOI. He played 28:44 in Game 1 registering 3 hits and 5 blocks.

New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Series

GAMEDATEHOMEVISITORTIME/FINAL
15/3/22NYRPIT4-3 PIT (3OT) 
25/5/22NYRPIT7:00 PM ET 
35/7/22PIT NYR7:00 PM ET 
45/9/22PIT NYR7:00 PM ET 
5* 5/11/22NYRPITTBD 
6* 5/13/22PIT NYRTBD 
7* 5/15/22NYRPITTBD 
Penguins Lead Series (1-0)
*If Necessary

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