12:28 PM: The Rangers have announced that Artemi Panarin has entered Covid protocol and will miss today’s game.
Patrik Nemeth will also miss today’s game and Zac Jones and Tim Gettinger will play.
Assistant coach Mike Kelly is also in Covid protocol.
Andrei Vasilevski returns for Tamp Bay in goal. Igor Shesterkin will start for the Rangers.
The lines for today are slated to be (Stephenson):
- Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Kaapo Kakko
- Alexis Lafreniere, Ryan Strome, Barclay Goodrow
- Dryden Hunt, Filip Chytil, Julien Gauthier
- Tim Gettinger, Greg McKegg, Ryan Reaves
- Libor Hajek, Adam Fox
- K’Andre Miller, Jacob Trouba
- Zac Jones, Nils Lundkvist.