Series: Series is tied at 0-0. Senators took the regular season series 3-1.
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
OTT Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (34-50-84)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (62 GS, 1.97 GAA, .931 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (60 GS, 2.83 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
Preview: It’s the first time in a long time that the Rangers have opened the playoffs at home, and it’s a great feeling. The Rangers have a tough draw with the Senators, but it’s definitely a winnable series. Suit previewed the Senators style of play here, and Justin previewed Craig Anderson’s goaltending style here. Make sure you read up on those before reading my series preview here.
Not That Crazy A Thought: Hank gets the shutout in a blowout.