Series: Senators lead 3-2.
NYR Leading Scorer: Seven players (Callahan, Richards, Boyle, Gaborik, Stralman, Anisimov, Girardi) with three points
OTT Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (2-2-4)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (5 GS, 1.97 GAA, .940 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (5 GS, 1.79 GAA, .940 SV%)
Rangers Lines (Confirmed):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brandon Dubinsky-Brandon Prust
Artem Anisimov-John Mitchell-Mike Rupp
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Stu Bickel
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Brian Boyle (concussion), Steve Eminger (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy)
Preview: Daniel Alfredsson and Carl Hagelin are back in the lineup for their respective clubs. Ottawa is also dressing highly touted prospect Jakob Silfverberg. It’s do or die for the Rangers.
Crazy Thought: Kreider nets the OT game winner.