ECSF Game 1: Capitals at Rangers

April 28, 2012, by

Series: Tied 0-0

NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (2-3-5)
OTT Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (2-3-5)

NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (7 GS, 1.70 GAA, .940 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Braden Holtby (7 GS, 2.00 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: Make sure to check out Justin’s goalie preview of Braden Holtby. Also, make sure to check out Suit’s systems analysis and my overall preview (combined in one post due to time constraints) here. That should give you everything you need to know about the Caps and how the Rangers match up.

This is a better match up for the Rangers than the Senators, but they still need to go out there and play the right way.

Crazy Thought: Bickel gets a goal.

Categories : Game Thread, Playoffs


  1. wwpd says:

    Three stars – left post, right post, crossbar

  2. Jeff P says:

    Wow, Washington is a bunch of choir boys compared to the Ottawa good squad. Rangers came out firing on all cylinders, and they need to keep it up.
    Kreider for president.