Series: Rangers lead 2-1
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (6-6-12)
NJD Leading Scorer: Ilya Kovalchuk (6-7-13)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (16 GS, 1.66 GAA, .940 SV%)NJD Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (14 GS, 2.05 GAA, .920 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Mike Rupp
Ruslan Fedotenko-John Mitchell-Stu Bickel
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Brandon Dubinsky (lower body), Brandon Prust (suspension), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy)
Preview: No Dubinsky or Prust tonight. Assuming Boyle and Cally are less than 100%. Those four are the top penalty killers on this club. Moral of the story: stay out of the box.
Crazy Thought: A two game lead, for once in these playoffs.