Series: Rangers lead 2-1.
NYR Regular Season Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
OTT Regular Season Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (34-50-84)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (62 GS, 1.97 GAA, .931 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (60 GS, 2.83 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (pending confirmation):
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
Preview: Hank stole Game Three, and the Senators have still been unable to really solve the best goalie in the world. The Rangers aren’t giving them the slot, so the Sens have been trying to clog the middle and take shots from the perimeter. It worked to a degree in Game Two, when bounces went Ottawa’s way, but not so much in Game Three.
Expect the Sens to do more of the same, or at least try to solve the Rangers defensive zone strategy. Hank has been brilliant, and he’s the difference so far.
Crazy Thought: Two shutouts in a row for Hank.