ECSF Game Five: Capitals at Rangers

May 7, 2012, by

Series: Tied 2-2

NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (4-5-9)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (4-3-7)

NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (11 GS, 1.68 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (11 GS, 1.94 GAA, .930 SV%)

Rangers Lines:

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

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: The Caps beat the Rangers at their own game on Saturday. This is a must win for the Rangers. Heading back to Washington down 3-2 is not an option. Time to put up or shut up.

Crazy Thought: Hagelin gets a goal.

Categories : Game Thread, Playoffs


  1. Chuck A says:

    Bottom line: who wants it more?
    My figurative $$ is on the NYR.

  2. Rickyrants13 says:

    Im still waiting for the outrage on why Shannashit didnt suspend AO???

    • Dave says:

      I’m done getting angry at Shanny’s suspensions. Not worth my time.

    • Vince R says:

      I think at this point I just know it’s ridiculous…I complain to NHL and Shanny twitter accounts, but just so I can publicly insult them. But I’m done with that too, they are going to do what they do, not gonna waste the energy, just watch revenge via W’s.

  3. Steven T says:

    John Mitchell has been getting shots to net like crazy, I’m hopeful he finally puts one in tonight, lets go NYR

  4. Tim says:

    Stralman has been the best offensive defensemen for the rangers in the playoffs in my opinion

  5. Rickyrants13 says:

    Ys Strallman is getting my AWARD for pick up of the year. Iove what he is doing after a shaky start and high demands from our D men with having such a good top four He has fit in real nice.

    I just wish that this team would feed off of the others. It doesnt seem to be happening.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      One thing that is universally true in every sport: if you want to win a championship, you need to get big contributions from unexpected places. Stralman’s done that so far, ditto Mitchell with that face-off win in OT.

  6. Dave says:

    It’s amazing what Stralman has been able to do during the postseason. I’m stunned.

  7. Steven T says:


  8. Chris F says:

    Looks like Stralman inspired Staal tonight, an assist and the game winning OT goal!

  9. Dave says:

    Well, that’s why Mitchell is on the powerplay.

    Goal breakdown at 7am tomorrow. Good night folks.