Found May 02, 2012 on Blue Seat Blogs:

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.


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