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Update: Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett are in. Kris Newbury and Chris Kreider are out.
OP: Well, the Rangers dropped Game One, but still have the opportunity to split the first two with a win tonight. There are rumors that some of the injured Rangers will be back tonight, and if all of them return, then the entire atmosphere changes. Marc Staal is the biggest missing link, but the Rangers PK desperately needs Brian Boyle back, and the way the Rangers were dominated physically shows they need Ryane Clowe and Derek Dorsett back as well.
Be sure to catch up on everything you need to know for this series:
Game One goal breakdown
How the Caps will match up lines
Keys for Ranger success
Special teams may decide series
Scouting Braden Holtby
Previewing the Caps systems
Caps will be a tough series for the Rangers
Series Lead: Caps lead 1-0
NYR Playoff Leading Scorer: Carl Hagelin (1-01-1) / Ryan Callahan (0-1-1) / Ryan McDonagh (0-1-1)
WSH Playoff Leading Scorer: Seven players with a point last night
NYR Playoff Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (1 GP, 3.09 GAA, .900 SV%)
WSH Playoff Goaltender: Braden Holtby (1 GP, 1.00 GAA, .972 SV%)
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Mats Zuccarello-Brad Richards-Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Derek Dorsett-Derick Brassard-Taylor Pyatt
Darroll Powe-Brian Boyle-Arron Asham
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
John MooreAnton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Marc Staal (eye), Ryane Clowe (leg), Matt Gilroy (healthy), Roman Hamrlik (healthy), Kris Newbury (healthy), Chris Kreider (healthy)
Broadcast Info: NBC, 12:30pm
Torts’ post-practice interview from Friday:
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Per Dan Rosen, Ryane Clowe is participating in practice today in a full contact jersey. This is the first time Clowe is in a contact jersey since his injury, and his second practice. With the Rangers in desperate need of offense, Clowe’s return to the lineup would be a big one.
Per Rosen, Marc Staal was also at practice today in a full contact jersey.
Forward Derek Dorsett has made his debut with the New York Rangers, dressing for Game 2 of their playoff series against the Washington Capitals after recovering from a broken collarbone.
Center Brian Boyle also returned from a right leg injury for Saturday's game.
Dorsett was thought to be done for the season when he was injured March 7 on a hit by Andrew Alberts in the Columbus...
In Rick Nash's first playoff game as a Rangers and just the fifth of his career he fired 16 shots with eight of them making their way on goal, but, unfortunately for the player the Blueshirts signed to provide the offense they were lacking in last year's postseason, none of them found the back of the net. Nash has just one playoff goal in his career.
Here's Nash on...
The Rangers couldn’t salvage the split in Washington, and are now heading home to New York down 2-0 in the first round. Mike Green’s overtime winner wasn’t a backbreaker for the series, but the Caps have all of the momentum on top of dominating the Rangers for a second straight game. This game wouldn’t have even gone to overtime if Henrik Lundqvist wasn’t phenomenal. This...
The beauty of the NHL Playoffs summed up in one photo of Rangers' coach John Tortorella.
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practice was very quick...Ryane Clowe did skate in a regular practice jersey...Carl Hagelin was given a maintenance day
— Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) May 5, 2013
Here's Clowe on his status for tomorrow's game (via Daily News)...
"When I do get back in the lineup, I think I can make an impact."
...he's in tomorrow, no doubt. And I'm confident...
John Tortorella post-game after today's 1-0 OT loss to Washington.
The New York Rangers began the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against a familiar opponent. For the fourth time in five years the Rangers would do battle with the Washington Capitals during the NHL’s second season. Despite the Rangers opening the scoring, the Capitals controlled most of the game and the Rangers struggles to score goals in the playoffs [...]
Henrik Lundqvist and Braden Holtby kicked, swiped, caught and otherwise kept getting in the way of the puck, matching each other save-for-save for a second shy of 68 minutes, until Mike Green scored the power-play goal in overtime that gave the Washington Capitals a sweep at home to open their playoff series against the New York Rangers.
Green nailed a one-timer from high in the...
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
During the regular season,where the Rangers were 18-2-1 when striking first, the tally by Carl Hagelin with just over three minutes remaining in the first period would have been enough to assume a Rangers victory. However, in last night’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, it was the only goal the Rangers scored and gave the...
The Rangers could have very easily won Game 1 if they took advantage of the numerous opportunities presented to them. Here they are...
Carl Hagelin misses short-handed breakaway in second period...
To watch at NHL.com, click here.
...ugh, don't want to say game over if Hagelin scores there, but Rangers would have had a strangle hold on the game.
After dropping the playoff opener on Thursday night, 3-1 to the Capitals, the New York Rangers took the ice Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center looking to even the score in game 2. But scoring once again became a problem for the Rangers. Some great goaltending on both ends and a Mike Green power play goal in overtime [...]
Life is good right now if you are a fan of the Washington Capitals.The No. 3 seed Caps currently hold a 1-0 series lead over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoffs and look to extend their margin on Saturday.In the meantime, take a look at the pair of tattoos one fan recently had done. Yes, the fan decided to get the ink placed right above his knee with the letters...
The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up starting at 12:30 p.m. The Capitals lead the series 1-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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In the first-round matchup between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals there is a Vezina Trophy-winning goalie who has taken his team to the Eastern Conference finals, and of course there is ... the other guy.
No, Washington's Braden Holtby doesn't have the awards, the accolades or the attention that New York counterpart Henrik Lundqvist has grown accustomed...