Series: Rangers lead 1-0
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (3-3-6)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (2-3-5)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (8 GS, 1.62 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (8 GS, 2.13 GAA, .930 SV%)
Rangers Lines (Confirmed):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-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), Brandon Dubinsky (lower body), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy), Steve Eminger (healthy)
Preview: Make sure to check out Justin’s goalie preview of Braden Holtby. Also, make sure to check out Suit’s systems analysis and my overall preview (combined in one post due to time constraints) here. That should give you everything you need to know about the Caps and how the Rangers match up.
As for this game, Brian Boyle is a game time decision, and will play for Steve Eminger if he can go. Dubinsky is definitely out for tonight.
Boyle is in, Eminger is out. Dubinsky is still out.
Crazy Thought: Kreider gets a hat trick?