Nash (neck) will be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Nash missed Tuesday’s game against the Flames, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Coyotes. Nash ranks second in the NHL with 37 goals and makes for a strong play tonight against the Coyotes.
Talbot stopped all 21 shots that he faced in the Rangers 1-0 shutout win over the Flames on Tuesday. It was Talbot’s 11th win and fourth shutout of the season. He comes in having won five of his last six games with a 2.59 GAA and .914 SV%. Talbot makes for an excellent start against the Coyotes.
Talbot leads the Rangers onto the ice for warmups.
Talbot allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Rangers win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. He has won five of his last six starts while posting a 3.24 GAA and .899 SV%. He will face the Flames at Madison Square Garden, where he is 4-0-3 with a 1.87 GAA and .929 SV%.
The Rangers have recalled Oscar Lindberg from Hartford (AHL).
Lindberg, 23, has scored 16 goals and 20 assists (36 points) in 54 games with Hartford. He has been recalled because a few of the Rangers forwards are under the weather, so he could be in the lineup tonight.
Talbot allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Jets loss to the Canucks on Thursday. He was given Friday night off, but will be back between the pipes tonight vs. Columbus. Talbot has gone 5-1-2 with a 3.10 GAA and .895 SV% in eight starts in February. He allowed four goals in a 5-2 loss in his first start vs. Columbus.
Skapski, 20, has gone 12-7-3 with a 2.38 GAA and .914 SV% in 24 starts with Hartford (AHL) this season. This is his first pro season and tonight he draws a great matchup in Buffalo. He is not available on DraftKings, but might make for a strong spot-start.
Talbot makes his eighth consecutive start on Thursday.
Talbot gave up five goals on 43 shots in the Rangers 6-5 win over the Islanders on Monday. Since Henrik Lundqvist went down, Talbot has gone 5-1-1 but he can thank an offence who has averaged 4.14 goals over that span. His 3.01 GAA and .900 SV% are not pretty numbers, but with the offence support he is getting, he is a good candidate to get his 10th win of the season tonight vs. Vancouver.
Lundqvist (neck) skated on his own on Wednesday afternoon.
Lundqvist was on the ice before the Rangers practice this afternoon. Today was the first time that he has skated since suffering the neck injury on February 2nd. He is nearly two weeks into a three-week timetable, so it looks like he is right on schedule in his recovery.
Boyle (illness) is officially back in the Rangers lineup.
Boyle was expected to play after participating in the morning skate, but was listed as a game-time decision. He enters play having recorded goals in back-to-back games and four in his last seven contests.
Talbot stopped 34 of 35 shots in the Rangers 5-1 win over the Coyotes on Saturday. He has won each of his last three starts while posting a 2.67 GAA and .918 SV%. He draws a tough matchup against the Islanders—Talbot has gone 5-5-0 with a 2.93 GAA and .903 SV% on the road this season.
Boyle (illness) will be a game-time decision on Monday.
Boyle missed Saturday’s game, but was on the ice for the morning skate and could be back in the lineup tonight. He said he wants to see if he can eat a full meal today, something that he hasn’t been able to do for the last few days. Monitor his status during pre-game warmups at 6:30 pm ET.
Boyle (illness) is on the ice for the Rangers morning skate.
Boyle missed Saturday’s game in Arizona, but is on the ice for the morning skate, which suggests that he will be back in the lineup tonight on Long Island. Boyle has four goals in his last seven games.