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ECQF Game Six: Do or die

COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The home team held serve for the fifth straight game in this series, and if the Rangers want to have any chance at a Cup, the home team will need to hold serve for a sixth straight game. We all know this series would be a tough one, but the fact that the Rangers have been absolutely dominated from a puck possession standpoint is very surprising. The Caps have gameplanned well, and now it’s time for the Rangers to answer. It’s either send it back to Washington or pack it up until next year. They came back from down 3-2 last year against Ottawa, and they can do it again.

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

Game Five goal breakdown
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: Caps lead 3-2

NYR Playoff Leading Scorer: Derick Brassard (1-5-6)
WSH Playoff Leading Scorer: Joel Ward (1-3-4) / Mathieu Perreault (1-3-4)

NYR Playoff Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (5 GP, 2.28 GAA, .927 SV%)
WSH Playoff Goaltender: Braden Holtby (5 GP, 1.91 GAA, .933 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
Chris Kreider-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), Ryane Clowe (undisclosed) =, Matt Gilroy (healthy), Roman Hamrlik (healthy), Kris Newbury (healthy), Chris Kreider (healthy)

Broadcast Info: NBCSN/MSG, 4:30pm

6 Responses to “ECQF Game Six: Do or die”

  1. Spozo says:

    Stall not on for warmups and Girardi has the A on so that looks like a definite no Staal.

    Also ovechkin was the first out for the caps and ripped a slapper down in to the Rangers net. What a dick.

  2. Bloomer says:

    Some line shuffling, Brassard being paired with Nash. I like that. Richards on the 4th. line….good. The Stephan, Cally and Hags remains together perfect. A new checking line of Boyle, Dorset and Pyatt I want to see them together. Torts also said he will use his bench more…so far so good. Bring on the Caps!

  3. Joestradamus says:

    This PP will be the death of this team…

  4. Walt says:

    Brass scores, Richards chokes his chicken! So what’s new????

    At the end of this series, someone has to take care of these cheap shot artists. I came out of my seat with Green’s cross check to the mouth of Dorsett. Dorsett should kick the living crap out of that piece of fecal matter.

  5. Bloomer says:

    The unfortunate part Walt is the Rangers can’t exchange cheap shots because the Caps PP will bury them. They have to make their hits clean ie: Del-Zotta’s hit on Perrault. Lundquist played awesome but so did Holtby. I thought the Rangers really had a lot of scoring opportunities and the Capitals net minder keep them in the game. Game 7 will come down to the battle of the goalies.

    • Walt says:

      Bloomer
      Agree, but I said at the end of the series, no don’t give them any chance on the PP!!