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New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
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.
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That’s some stat line you got going on there Mr. Richards.
The Rangers opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils, and while Henrik Lundqvist was the obvious hero for the Rangers by pitching a 21-save shutout, it was the grittiness and determination of center Brad Richards that really gave New York the boost it needed. Two sh*ts in one game...
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With the game scoreless in the second period and the Rangers on the power play, Henrik Lundqvist had to bail his teammates out by doing this...Here's Lundqvist's teammates (via ESPN NY):Ryan McDonagh..."It's unreal. He's so focused and sharp during the game, it makes you want to make sure you're playing at the same level. You don't want to rely on him...
Even Devils star Martin Brodeur, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and the winningest goaltender in NHL history, acknowledged before the Eastern Conference finals began that Henrik Lundqvist is the "top goalie in the NHL." Whether that was simply gamesmanship or not from the proven playoff performer, Lundqvist seemed impervious to the pressure of that mantel with a 21...
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