Series: Ragners lead 2-1
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (4-5-9)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (3-3-6)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (10 GS, 1.55 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (10 GS, 1.94 GAA, .940 SV%)
Rangers Lines (Confirmed):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Artem Anisimov
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Ryab Callahan
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Brandon Prust
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: Think there’s a hangover from Game Three’s triple overtime thriller? There may be, but I doubt it’s the Rangers that are tired. They are so well conditioned. A 3-1 series lead is a big advantage over tied at 2-2. A big game on the line today.
Crazy Thought: Bickel gets more than five minutes of ice time, considering how much others played on Wednesday night.