ECSF Game 4 preview: One game at a time

May 23, 2013, by


The Rangers are facing a steep climb to get back into this series, but it all starts with one game. As Kevin said yesterday, one shift at a time. If you win each shift, you’ll win the game, and that should be the priority for the Rangers. The biggest news is that Brad Richards is a healthy scratch and Anton Stralman is out tonight with an undisclosed injury. Chris Kreider is also out. Replacing them are Kris Newbury, Micheal Haley, and Roman Hamrlik. If you thought the fourth line wasn’t playing before, just wait til it has Haley and Newbury in the playoffs.

Series Previews:

Game 3 goal breakdown
Game 2 goal breakdown
Positives/negatives of Game 1
5 keys for success for the Rangers
Rangers/Bruins second round preview

Five keys for success against the Bruins
Scouting Tuukka Rask and his goaltending style
Previewing the Bruins and their systems/styles of play

Series: Bruins lead 3-0

NYR Playoff Leading Scorer: Derick Brassard (2-8-10)
BOS Playoff Leading Scorer: David Krejci (5-11-16)

NYR Playoff Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (10 GP, 2.10 GAA, .935 SV%)
BOS Playoff Goaltender: Tuukka Rask (10 GP, 2.19 GAA, .930 SV%)

New York Rangers Tickets
RSVP to potentially win tickets to a game

Rangers Lines (unconfirmed until Torts releases the lineup):

Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Chris Kreider-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash
Mats Zuccarello-Brian Boyle-Taylor Pyatt
Derek Dorsett-Kris Newbury-Micheal Haley

Ryan McDonagh-Michael Del Zotto
Dan Girardi-John Moore
Roman Hamrlik-Steve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist

Scratches/Injuries:  Darroll Powe (concussion), Anton Stralman (undisclosed), Ryane Clowe (undisclosed), Brad Richards (healthy), Matt Gilroy (healthy), Arron Asham (healthy)

Broadcast Info: NBCSN 7:30pm

Categories : Game Thread, Playoffs


  1. VinceR says:

    About to walk to the Garden (unless the sky opens up again, yeesh). I’ll be there, as always until the clock reads 0:00 in the third (or later). Hope it’s not the last time this season! Hoping against the sane odds to be there on Monday!

    Let’s go Rangers. True Blue for life.

    • Dave says:

      Good luck.

      • VinceR says:

        Whelp I’ve been to 12 or so playoffs game before this, none of them OT. So this was something! Granted I hated every second of OT. There is nothing as great or as terrible as watching your own team in playoff OT.

        • Spozo says:

          I’ve been to 4 myself and saw loses in all until I saw game six of the last series. There is truly nothing like playoff hockey.

        • The Suit says:

          I’ve been to almost every home playoff game since the original lockout. This one was up there.

  2. Sally says:

    May the force be with you Vince and you see one heck of a game tonight.

  3. Dave says:

    Hah. Rask fell down. Honestly, in this series, we needed that laugh.

  4. Jeff P says:

    Why didn’t they give J.T. Miller some playoff experience today? He couldn’t have been worse than Haley, Dorsett or Newberry…

  5. Sally says:

    Went home to recover.

  6. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    I can die happy. A PP goal.

  7. Dave says:

    I can’t deal with an overtime.

  8. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    More hockey!

  9. HARLEMBLUES says:


  10. Dave says:

    Not done yet folks.

  11. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    Let’s just give a quick shout out to Tuukka Rask for this one.