Update: Marc Staal is back, and that is great news. That said, Clowe is not in the lineup.
OP: As this series comes to New York with the Rangers trailing 2-0, the only thing that matters right now is a victory. The Rangers might be getting Ryane Clowe back in the lineup tonight as Arron Asham appears to be scratched, and there’s a slight chance Marc Staal might come back as well, likely for Steve Eminger. Both are critical pieces in helping the Rangers get back in the series, but returning players won’t matter if the Rangers can’t make Holtby work. He’s a good goalie, but the Rangers have made it very easy on him. Shots to the net, and execution.
Be sure to catch up on everything you need to know for this series:
Game One goal breakdown
How the Caps will match up lines
Keys for Ranger success
Special teams may decide series
Scouting Braden Holtby
Previewing the Caps systems
Caps will be a tough series for the Rangers
Series Lead: Caps lead 2-0
NYR Playoff Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (2 GP, 2.05 GAA, .941 SV%)
WSH Playoff Goaltender: Braden Holtby (2 GP, 0.47 GAA, .983 SV%)
Rangers Lines (unconfirmed until Torts releases the lineup):
Broadcast Info: NBCSN, 7:30pm