Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 5/7/12
The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The series is tied 2-2. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN New York (98.7 FM), XM 92

Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):
http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/122667/1/watch-washington-capitals-vs-new-york-rangers.html

Probable Lines:
Hagelin-Richards-Gaborik
Fedotenko-Boyle-Callahan
Anisimov-Stepan-Kreider
Rupp-Mitchell-Prust

McDonagh-Girardi
Staal-Stralman
Del Zotto-Bickel

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist - 6-5, 1.68 gaa, .940 sv%, 1 so.

Braden Holtby - 6-5, 1.94 gaa, .933 sv%, 0 so

Opponent Notes:
- The Caps are 3-0 following overtime losses during the playoffs.

For more game notes click the "Read More" tab below.

- Braden Holtby has now gone 27 straight starts in the NHL, including 11 in the playoffs, without suffering back-to-back losses. He is also 5-0 following a loss during the playoffs.

- Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in goals (4) and points (7) in the playoffs.

- Matt Hendricks leads the team with 51 in the playoffs.

- John Carlson leads the team with 30 blocked shots in 11 playoff games.

- Alex Semin has been held to just one point (an assist) in the first four games of the series. He is scoreless in the last six playoff games.

- Nicklas Backstrom has just one goal in the last eight playoff games.

Rangers-Senators Series Schedule:
April 28 Rangers 3, Washington 1 at MSG
April 30 Rangers 2, Washington 3 at MSG
May 2 Rangers 2, Washington 1 3OT at Verizon Center
May 5 Rangers 2, Washington 3 at Verizon Center
May 7 Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
May 9 Rangers at Washington, TBD
May 12 Rangers vs. Washington, TBD*
* -- if necessary

Opponent Blog:
Rock the Red

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