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ECQF Game 5: Senators at Rangers

Series: Tied 2-2.

NYR Leading Scorer: Seven players (Callahan, Richards, Boyle, Gaborik, Stralman, Anisimov, Girardi) with three points
OTT Leading Scorer: Two players (Turris, Foligno) with two poitns

NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (4 GS, 1.97 GAA, .940 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (4 GS, 2.24 GAA, .920 SV%)

Rangers Lines:

Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Chris Kreider-John Mitchell-Mike Rupp


Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
Marc Staal-Stu Bickel

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start

Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), Carl Hagelin (suspension), Steve Eminger (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy)

Preview: This is essentially a must win for the Rangers. The Senators have never actually held a lead in this series, but that’s mostly a testament to the way Lundqvist has been playing.

The Rangers have all the pressure in this game, but a win puts all the pressure on the Sens (for good reason).

Crazy Thought: Someone other than Boyle or Cally scores.

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