ECSF Game Three: Rangers at Capitals

Series: Tied 1-1

NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (4-4-8)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (3-3-6)

NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (9 GS, 1.77 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (9 GS, 2.12 GAA, .930 SV%)

Rangers Lines (Confirmed):

Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-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), Brandon Dubinsky (lower body), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy), Steve Eminger (healthy)

Preview: There is sure to be a hostile crowd in Washington tonight. The Rangers need to capitalize on their opportunities, something they didn’t do in Game Two.

Crazy Thought: Bickel gets more than five minutes of ice time.

22 Responses to “ECSF Game Three: Rangers at Capitals”

  1. Solid two periods, tho the Caps have looked faster (probably just confirmation bias but who knows?)

  2. Rangers seem to regather momentum after post goal sugar rush by Caps. Finish it, boys!

  3. They can’t keep trading chances like this. Wash is more skilled. Playing a dangerous game right now.

  4. Bickel glued to the bench while others are dying out there… He can’t be THAT bad…

  5. “Crazy Thought: Bickel gets more than five minutes of ice time.”

    Heh, they played nearly two full games worth of hockey and he still didn’t get there.

  6. bick still didn’t play 5 minutes through nearly two whole games. you win some you lose some dave :)

    mcdonagh must have been out there for a solid hour. guy is a freakin android or something

  7. Why isnt Chad Kolarik inder the scratches? I’ve heard nothing of him being called up but according to the Game 3 boxscore i wa looking at i see bickel got less than 4 minutes. I scrolled down to scratches and Kolarik was there. Why isnt’t he playing instead of Bickel? It would make more sense since he kind of reminds me of Mitchell. They basically use 5 defenseman a game so why not dress Kolarik?