Series: Tied 1-1
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (4-4-8)WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (3-3-6)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (9 GS, 1.77 GAA, .940 SV%)WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (9 GS, 2.12 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: There is sure to be a hostile crowd in Washington tonight. The Rangers need to capitalize on their opportunities, something they didn’t do in Game Two.
Crazy Thought: Bickel gets more than five minutes of ice time.