OPPONENT: Washington Capitals
SERIES: Wasington leads the series 1-0.
PLAYOFFS LEADING SCORER: Alex Semin (1-1-2)
GOALIE: Michal Neuvirth (0.77 GAA, .960 SV%)
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: The Rangers were dominated physically in the first game of the series. That physical domination led to a gassed team in overtime, and the Caps took the game 2-1. Tonight, the Rangers look to match that physicality by bringing Sean Avery back to the lineup. The Rangers can ill afford to go to MSG down 0-2, so expect them to come out firing on all cylinders. This game is a must win, or it can become a very short series.
CRAZY THOUGHT: Lundqvist gets the shutout.
OPPONENT’S BLOG: Capitals Insider
PREDICTION: Rangers 2, Caps 0
The game is at 7:30pm on MSG, and on 1050AM on your radio.