Game Preview: Rangers/Capitals

April 7, 2012, by

Standings: Capitals (41-32-8), Rangers (51-23-7)

NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alexander Ovechkin (37-27-64)

NYR Goaltender: Henrik lundqvist (61 GS, 1.93 GAA, .931 SV%)
WSH Goaltender:  Braden Holtby (6 GS, 2.79 GAA, .910 SV%)

Rangers Lines (probable):

Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Ruslan Fedotenko
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Brandon Prust


Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
Marc Staal-Stu Bickel

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start

Probable Scratches/Injuries:  Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Steve Eminger (ankle), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy)

Preview: The Rangers play for home ice throughout  the playoffs in tonight’s matchup. Yes, the President’s trophy. There’s plenty at stake for both teams with the added intrigue of a preview for each club of their potential (likely) first round opponents. Derek Stepan figures to be a game time decision while the Caps are decimated at the goal tending position with Vokoun and Neuvirth both injured.

Not That Crazy A Thought: Marian Gaborik establishes a new career high in goals scored.

Categories : Game Thread


  1. Spozo says:

    So wet Ottowa.

  2. bwayb says:

    brandon gomez?
    so “pass” is no longer in dubinky’s vocabulary second half of the season. he has proven he can do laps around the net. congratulations to him.

    i hope he goes n kreider takes his minutes next season.