Series: Rangers lead 1-0
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (6-5-11)
NJD Leading Scorer: Ilya Kovalchuk (5-7-12)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (15 GS, 1.57 GAA, .940 SV%)
NJD Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (13 GS, 2.05 GAA, .920 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Ruslan Fedotenko
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: Everything you need to know about this series can be found in our preview. Looking for info on Brodeur? Check Justin’s review of his style. As for this game, the Rangers are attempting to go to Newark up 2-0, which would be their first two game lead of the playoffs. In each of the previous series, the Rangers looked dominant in Game One only to falter in Game Two. Let’s hope they avoid that this time around.
Crazy Thought: Bickel gets a point.