Standings: Blackhawks (29-21-7), Rangers (37-13-5)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (27-21-48)BOS Leading Scorer: Marian Hossa (21-33-54)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (41 GS, 1.77 GAA, .941 SV%)BOS Goaltender: Corey Crawford (38 GS, 2.99 GAA, .898 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards- Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle- Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Stu Bickel
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
Marc Staal-Steve Eminger
The King gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Jeff Woywitka (healthy), Wojtek Wolski (game time decision), Ruslan Fedotenko (game time decision), Mike Sauer (concussion)
Preview: I’ve always admired the Blackhawks from afar since they are an original six team, and not in our conference. Also, just from working in sports, I will unabashedly tell you that Rocky Wirtz is one of the best owners in the business. His late-father? No so much.
The last five or so year...