Standings: Devils (36-24-5), Rangers (42-15-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (32-26-58)NJD Leading Scorer: Ilya Kovalchuk (25-37-62)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (48 GS, 1.82 GAA, .940 SV%)NJD Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (45 GS, 2.53 GAA, .900 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Carl Hagelin
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle- Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Ryan Callahan/John Scott
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto–Steve Eminger
Marc Staal-Stu Bickel
Henrik Lundqvist gets the nod.
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Ryan Callahan (foot)/John Scott (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), Anton Stralman (healthy)
Preview: These two teams combined for 28 shots on goal last game, so this should be another one of those games where the Devils use their 1-2-2 hybrid trap to attempt to shut down the Rangers offense. The problem with the Devils is that they focus so much on trapping, that t...