New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers: Date, Time, Streaming, More

New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers go head to head in a first-round series that will be a match up worth watching. New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin faces New Jersey Devils young star Jack Hughes.

The surprising Devils had a record of 3-0-0-1 against the Rangers this season, with every game being close. The excitement surrounding this match up comes with much anticipation and one series that could end up being the best one in round one.

This will be New Jersey’s first playoff appearance since the 2017-18 season. The New Jersey Devils come into the playoffs as the second seed, while the New York Rangers will be the third seed.

Projected lineups for the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers

New Jersey Devils

Tomas Tatar- Nico Hischier-Dawson Mercer

Ondrej Palat-Jack Hughes-Jesper Bratt

Timo Meier-Erik Haula-Yegor Sharangovich

Miles Wood-Michael McLeod-Nathan Bastian

Jonas Siegenthaler-Dougie Hamilton

Ryan Graves-John Marino

Kevin Bahl-Damon Severson

Vitek Vanacek-Mackenzie Blackwood

Scratched- Luke Hughes, Jesper Boqvist, Curtis Lazar, Brendan Smith

Injured- Jonathan Bernier (hip)

New York Rangers

Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Patrick Kane

Artemi Panarin-Vincent Trocheck- Vladimir Tarasenko

Alexis Lafreniere- Filip Chytil- Kaapo Kakko

Tyler Motte- Barclay Goodrow- Jimmy Vesey

Ryan Lindgren- Adam Fox

K’Andre Miller- Jacob Trouba

Niko MIkkola-Braden Schnieder

Igor Shesterkin- Jaroslav Halak

Scratched- Ben Harpur

Injured-none

Lineups via NHL.com

Game One:

Date: April 18, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Prudential Center

Channel: TBS, SN360, TVAS2, MSG2, MSGSN2

Streaming: fuboTV

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Five Things to Watch

The New York Rangers were seventh in the league on the power play, operating at 24.1% Can they be that effective in the playoffs, or will the New Jersey Devils squash every opportunity? The New Jersey Devils were fourth in the league on the penalty kill at 82.6%.

Can the New Jersey Devils offense, fifth in the league at 3,52 goals per game,apply that same pressure against the New York Rangers defense, who were fourth in the league with a 2.53 team GAA?

Will the New York Rangers be able to control the New Jersey Devils in all three zones? The Devils were fourth in the league at shots per game with an average of 34.4 shots, while giving up a mediocre 28.2 shots, which was fifth in the league.

Will the New Jersey Devils and their lack of recent playoff success play a role in the first round? Jack Hughes and company bring plenty of energy to the playoff match up against the New York Rangers. However, will their energy cause them to have too much emotion , causing them to turn over the puck?

Who will get the upper hand in a match up of veteran coaches? New Jersey Devils coach Lindy Ruff was supposed to be out of a job early in the season, according to Devils fans. Ruff has a career playoff coaching record of 66-40 but has never coached in the Stanley Cup finals. New York Rangers coach Gerard Gallant has plenty of playoff experience on the ice. However, he has a record of 28-25 in the playoffs as a coach. Can Gallant out coach the veteran Ruff, or will it be the veteran coach who uses his experience to his advantage?