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ECQF Game Five: Best of three

Photo Credit: Washington Post

Photo Credit: Washington Post

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a series. The Rangers held serve at home, tying the series at two games apiece in the process. Now the series shifts to Washington with the Rangers knowing they can outscore Washington if need be. That is a big mental advantage for a club that is nowhere near as skilled as the Caps. The bad news is that Marc Staal is still out, and likely will be for the remainder of the series. The Rangers have won without him, and a win tonight gives the Rangers a chance to clinch at home on Sunday.

Be sure to catch up on everything you need to know for this series:

Game Four goal breakdown
Game Three goal breakdown
Game Two goal breakdown
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: Series tied 2-2

NYR Playoff Leading Scorer: Derick Brassard (1-4-5)
WSH Playoff Leading Scorer: Mike Green (2-2-4) / Mathieu Perreault (1-3-4)

NYR Playoff Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (4 GP, 2.44 GAA, .923 SV%)
WSH Playoff Goaltender: Braden Holtby (4 GP, 2.20 GAA, .927 SV%)

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Rangers Lines (unconfirmed until Torts releases the lineup):

Rick Nash-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Taylor Pyatt
Mats Zuccarello-Derick Brassard-Brian Boyle
Ryane Clowe-Derek Dorsett-Arron Asham

Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
John Moore-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist

Scratches/Injuries:  Darroll Powe (concussion), Marc Staal (eye), Matt Gilroy (healthy), Roman Hamrlik (healthy), Kris Newbury (healthy), Chris Kreider (healthy)

Broadcast Info: NBCSN/MSG, 7:30pm

9 Responses to “ECQF Game Five: Best of three”

  1. Rangers fan in Boston says:

    Need this one. Nash with a goal and an assist.

  2. Chris F says:

    Boyle haters go home!

    • Rangers fan in Boston says:

      Chimera haters step up. Knocked Clowe out of the game with what looks to be another possible concussion. Not good.

    • Rangers fan in Boston says:

      He giveth, and he taketh away.

  3. Chris F says:

    The PP woes continue. Will be the death of us.

  4. Rangers fan in Boston says:

    Backbreaker. It’s a longshot now.

  5. Chris F says:

    That sucks. OT was probably the Rangers best period tonight. Holtby came up strong again, though, and that’s all she wrote.

    • Rangers fan in Boston says:

      Rangers can’t generate enough offense on the road. Tale of two teams. Capitals the much better team 5 on 5…again.

      • Chris F says:

        They have to bounce back Sunday at home and then somehow figure out how to sustain pressure and score on the road in game 7. Tall order, unfortunately.