ECSF Game Five: Capitals at Rangers

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.

14 Responses to “ECSF Game Five: Capitals at Rangers”

    • 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.

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

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

  3. 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    Goal breakdown at 7am tomorrow. Good night folks.