Standings: Capitals (28-21-5), Rangers (34-13-5)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (27-21-51)WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (23-20-43)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (40 GS, 1.81 GAA, .940 SV%)WSH Goaltender: Tomas Vokoun (40 GS, 2.45 GAA, .920 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Brandon Prust
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Stu Bickel
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Michael Del Zotto
Steve Eminger-Anton Stralman
The King gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Jeff Woywitka (AHL conditioning), Wojtek Wolski (AHL conditioning), Ruslan Fedotenko (concussion)
Preview: What a weird season for the Caps. They just couldn’t do anything right under Bruce Boudreau, so they fired him. They still can’t do anything right under Dale Hunter, playing slightly over-.500 hockey. The only positive for the Caps is that Alex Ovechkin seems to finally be getting on the rig...