Glass on 3rd line

In a bit of a head scratcher, Tanner Glass will start on the third line for the Blueshirts in tonight’s Islanders game on Rivalry Night. Yes. You read right. Glass is expected to skate with Oscar Lindberg and J.T. Miller.

The fourth line will have Viktor Stalberg with Jarret Stoll and Dominic Moore. I know Stalberg has been brutal since a good start. But Glass on the third line? Holy moly. It is a rivalry game. So, we’ll see how Tanner performs against bruisers Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin.

The rest of the NYR lines:





As expected, Dylan McIlrath is with Keith Yandle while Dan Girardi moves back to the top pair with Ryan McDonagh. Dan Boyle works with Marc Staal.

Face off is approximately 8:08 PM at Barclays Center.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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