ECQF Game 6: Rangers at Senators

April 23, 2012, by

Series: Senators lead 3-2.

NYR Leading Scorer: Seven players (Callahan, Richards, Boyle, Gaborik, Stralman, Anisimov, Girardi) with three points
OTT Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (2-2-4)

NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (5 GS, 1.97 GAA, .940 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (5 GS, 1.79 GAA, .940 SV%)

Rangers Lines (Confirmed):

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


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

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

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

Preview: Daniel Alfredsson and Carl Hagelin are back in the lineup for their respective clubs. Ottawa is also dressing highly touted prospect Jakob Silfverberg.  It’s do or die for the Rangers.

Crazy Thought: Kreider nets the OT game winner.

Categories : Game Thread, Playoffs


  1. VinceR says:

    I would love it even crazier where he nets the game winner in the first, we score 4 more after that, and Henke gets a shutout.

    I’m not sure my ticker can handle OT.

  2. Steven T says:

    Really anxious for this game. Also, kinda thought that Torts would put Dubinsky on the 4th line like he did for that game against Tampa earlier this year, but the demotion to the 3rd line should be a wake up call

    • Dave says:

      Dubi is one of their better defensive forwards, so it really isn’t a surprise to see him on third line.

  3. Dave says:

    Updated the lines. Getting the feeling Anisimov won’t be on the fourth line for long.

  4. Chris F says:

    My nerves are shot… someone hand me the scotch.

  5. DIRTYOLMAN35 says:

    First 2 lines look good. Maybe speedsters allow Gabi and Cali to be relevent. Third and forth should work. We will see……

  6. Steven T says:

    Offense already looks better, and Stepan is keeping up his good performance after a solid game 5

  7. Steven T says:

    Not the start any1 wanted, damn

  8. Chris F says:

    Neil! I hate this punk!

  9. Steven T says:


  10. Tim says:

    Hell yeah Richards

  11. Tim says:

    Hell yeah Kreider

  12. Seahorse says:

    derek stepan to kreider. i hope to hear that alot for the next 10 years

  13. Dave says:

    Looks like Stepan read my post.

  14. The Suit says:

    Please note the score is 3-1 in the third and the Rangers are still forechecking aggressively and not sitting back and trapping. This one is for you Walt. Heart you.

  15. Seahorse says:

    good thing kreider scored his first in Canada so he can celebrate it the right way. Gabby cant buy him a drink in the States

  16. Steven T says:

    The Rangers haven’t looked this good since game 1. Love this

  17. Chris F says:

    Far too many penalties being called. Partially, the refs are just trigger happy, partially sloppy positionibg leading to trips and hooks. Can’t keep going to the box. Not this game, definitely not game 7 should this end as we all hope.

  18. Jeff P says:

    WHAT THE **** does nhl have video review for?

  19. Justin says:

    That call on Neil’s goal was atrocious…

  20. Walt says:

    Did anyone see Hank’s interview after the game, man was he hot! He called it like it is, saying something to the effect that someone wants the Sens to win! Way to speak up Hank, Torts won’t be finded for this one, but he will buy you dinner!!

  21. Rickyrants13 says:

    Yalmost got the Crazy thought right lol