Matt Rempe of the New York Rangers.
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Rangers rookie Matt Rempe likely to be scratched for game two

Published May 6, 2024 at 7:04 PM

The New York Rangers won a thriller over Carolina in game one, and it appears they're making one big change ahead of game two.

After round once dominance over the Washington Capitals, the Rangers have continued their red-hot start to the playoffs with a 4-3 win over Carolina, but things are changing ahead of game two. According to a report, Matt Rempe, who played in just seven minutes in game one is likely to be a healthy scratch for this one as New York go for a different look as they chase a 2-0 series lead.

Looks like #NYR F Matt Rempe is going to be a scratch and may be out tomorrow for Game 2 vs #CauseChaos

After his regular season performances, it was expected that Rempe would play a huge role as an enforcer for the Rangers in the playoffs, but thus far he's struggled to find his footing against some very talented opposition teams.

Rempe made highlights in game one however when he saw a scrum emerging between the two Metro Division rivals as he sat in the penalty box laughing about the situation. His scratch is unlikely related to that, but rather the Rangers looking for more skill on the fourth line, but as we've seen all year, he gives them a diverse skill set that will be needed the longer they go into the playoffs.
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Rangers rookie Matt Rempe likely to be scratched for game two

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