Series: Rangers lead 2-1.
NYR Regular Season Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
OTT Regular Season 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 (pending confirmation):
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
John Mitchell-Derek Stepan-Mike Rupp
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
Marc Staal-Stu Bickel
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Carl Hagelin (suspension), Steve Eminger (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy)
Preview: Hank stole Game Three, and the Senators have still been unable to really solve the best goalie in the world. The Rangers aren’t giving them the slot, so the Sens have been trying to clog the middle and take shots from the perimeter. It worked to a degree in Game Two, when bounces went Ottawa’s way, but not so much in Game Three.
Expect the Sens to do more of the same, or at least try to solve the Rangers defensive zone strategy. Hank has been brilliant, and he’s the difference so far.
Crazy Thought: Two shutouts in a row for Hank.