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):
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
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.