ECSF Game Three: Rangers at Capitals

May 2, 2012, by

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.

Categories : Game Thread


  1. Steven T says:

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

  2. Chris F says:

    What a period!

  3. Chuck A says:

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

  4. Dave says:

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

  5. SteveD says:

    Rupper needed to take his time on that chance!

  6. Jeff P says:

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

  7. Dave says:

    That Boyle blocked shot on Rupp hurts.

  8. Vince R says:


  9. Chris F says:

    Gaborik!! Haters go home!

  10. Dave says:

    Gaborik! I told you so!

  11. SteveD says:

    That win is huge! Yeah for Gaborik!

  12. Spozo says:

    A big fat F U to the gaborik haters the last couple of days

  13. Chris F says:

    How is one to sleep after such a warrior spectacle?

  14. Mike Axisa says:

    “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.

  15. Steven T says:

    GABORIK that was fun

  16. wwpd says:

    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

  17. Tim says:

    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?