Lundqvist starts and Fogarty is in


As expected, it’ll be Henrik Lundqvist getting the start in Game Two. The early reports were wrong about Igor Shesterkin. I feel bad for him. Steven Fogarty will play on the fourth line.

The Rangers need to win this game. They’ll have to do it without Jesper Fast. Fogarty is being plugged in by David Quinn on the fourth line. That means Kaapo Kakko moves up to the second line and Julien Gauthier is on line three. Here’s your Game Two lineup.

Projected Lines

Kreider-Zibanejad-Buchnevich

Panarin-Strome-Kakko

Di Giuseppe-Chytil-Gauthier

McKegg-Howden-Fogarty

Lindgren-Fox

Smith-Trouba

Staal-DeAngelo

Lundqvist

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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