Eastern Conference Finals Game 3: Put the Habs on the brink

May 22, 2014, by
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For the first time in what seems like forever, the Rangers have a two-game lead in a playoff series, and enter tonight with a chance to put the Habs on sweep watch. The Blueshirts dominated Game One, and Hank stole Game Two. Now the good guys are home for Games Three and Four and a chance to put the series away early.

Although the Habs are without Price, they are still a deep and skilled team with solid defensemen. They are built just like the Rangers. Suit wrote a preview of the series, and you should definitely be reading that. Justin also scouted out Carey Price, but that’s relatively useless now (Sorry Justin!). This is the time to take a stranglehold on the series.

Rangers Lines (unconfirmed):


Chris KreiderDerek StepanRick Nash
Carl HagelinBrad RichardsMartin St. Louis
Benoit PouliotDominic MooreMats Zuccarello
Dan CarcilloBrian BoyleDerek Dorsett


Ryan McDonaghDan Girardi
Marc StaalAnton Stralman
John MooreKevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: Derick Brassard (upper-body), Raphael Diaz (healthy), Jesper Fast (healthy) Justin Falk (healthy), J.T. Miller (healthy)

Game time is 8pm on NBCSN. Don’t forget to check out our Rangers Tickets link for deals to attend games.

Categories : Game Thread, Playoffs


  1. Spozo says:

    Anyone else feeling OT tonight?

  2. pavel_burrito says:

    No OT. Kick those guys while they are down and make sure they don’t get up

  3. Bloomer says:

    The Habs will approach this game like they have nothing to lose and it is going to be tough to beat them. The Rangers may even find themselves down early in this game. My hope is that the Rangers stick with it, play a solid game and don’t revert to that perimeter game that we saw against Pittsburgh and Philly.

  4. Walt says:

    Let’s come out like hell on wheels, get an early lead, shut these guys down, and win!!! Simple game plan, but I believe the Canadians will come out with guns a smoking!!

    Let’s make this a short series, while the big boys out west knock the day lights out of each other!!

  5. "The Original" Rob says:

    How on earth does JR say that Prusts hit on Stepan wasn’t a head shot?!?!? I’m convinced he hates NY!

  6. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    Classic example of letting the other team hang around.

  7. Leatherneckinlv says:

    I feel they gave this game to Montreal