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Eastern Conference Finals Game 6: Spare us agony, please win tonight

May 29, 2014, by
Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

After Tuesday’s debacle, the Rangers are back home with another chance to close out the Eastern Conference Finals and play either the Kings or the Hawks. A desperate Canadiens team, without Dale Weise but with Brandon Prust, stands in their way. Raphael Diaz is in the lineup tonight, subbing for the suspended John Moore.

Suit wrote a preview of the series, and you should definitely be reading that. Justin also scouted out Carey Price, who is skating but still not playing. This series can’t go to Montreal for a Game Seven. It simply can’t.

Rangers Lines (unconfirmed):

Forwards

Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Carl HagelinBrad RichardsMartin St. Louis
Benoit PouliotDerick BrassardMats Zuccarello
Brian BoyleDominic MooreDerek Dorsett

Defense

Ryan McDonaghDan Girardi
Marc StaalAnton Stralman
Raphael Diaz-Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.

Scratches/Injuries: J.T. Miller (shoulder), Justin Falk (healthy), Dan Carcillo (suspension), John Moore (suspension)

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

20 comments

  1. TxRanger says:

    The most important game in Rangers history since 1994!

  2. jmac_the_man says:

    Need to win big here tonight. Ever since game 3, this team has been leaving rebounds on the ice. Lets see some in the net.

  3. Bloomer says:

    Message to Ranger….do not allow the Hated Habs throw you off your game…stick to business and send them home packing.

  4. craig says:

    If Henrik really shows up tonight standing on his head, as he will, Rangers win, no doubt. He is a true champion who hates losing and knows how to rebound strong after a letdown. He will be possessed tonight, so sorry (Dr)habs!

  5. Leatherneckinlv says:

    I have a feeling that besides Lundqvuist, Boyle and Brassard/Pouliot will be major factors this game and the Rangers will close it tonight. Lets Go Rangers!!!!

    • Chris. C says:

      That is good, lets hope they come out with there feet on the throttle. And not let up til the end of the 3rd.

  6. Bort says:

    Pay attention tonight. When we win, this is going to be one of those games we’re going to be talking about for a long time.

  7. Dave says:

    Good start, gotta bury one.

  8. Chris. C says:

    There making that kid look too good.

  9. Chris. C says:

    Hank is giving up to many juicy rebounds in the middle of the slot.
    Hank just saved the game.

  10. Chris F says:

    Dominic F#king Moore! Who called that earlier?

  11. Leatherneckinlv says:

    20 mins…1 shift at a time

  12. Bloomer says:

    Great team win…by a great team.

  13. Leatherneckinlv says:

    Stanley Cup here we come….4 more wins,,,,1 shift at a time, 1 period at a time and 1 game at a time

  14. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    When Brian Boyle is a 4th liner, this team will have the necessary depth to compete for a Stanley Cup. Wiser words have never been said. This game was a showcase of that 4th line. Let’s get it!

  15. CaptCally says:

    Great win! Cannot wait for the finals. Just wondering, who do you guys think we match up better against, Chicago or Los Angeles?
    Also, fun fact: The last time the Rangers won a playoff series in less than 7 games was against the Devils in 2008, you know when Avery blocked Brodeur’s view. Yep it’s been a while.

    • Chris F says:

      I’d have to go with the Blackhawks.

      Crawford is more of a liability than Quick and the Kings just come at you relentlessly, with hit after hit after hit. The Hawks and deep and dangerous but I feel the Rangers speed could get to them.

      • Fotiu is God says:

        Word, Chris.

        If The King is 1, Jonathan Quick is 1A. To continue the comparison, as Henrik seemingly has no flaws to his overall game or goalkeeping structure, neither does Quickie. By virtue of his relative youth, Quick might also the better athlete.

        The Kings are big up front; their depth forwards such as Tanner Pearson, Trevor Lewis and Stoll are contributing. From muckers to snipers we’re all too familiar with, Marion Gaborik has relocated his game, gelling with centerman Kopitar.

        Their D, outside of Matt Greene are a mobile group; they bang and join the rush consistently. Jake Muzzin has truly emerged.

        Moreover, didn’t we take the regular season series from Chicago?