Expecting the same lineup for the Rangers, which means Henrik Lundqvist in goal (duh!). Carl Hagelin sits out the final game of his three-game suspension, so Chris Kreider plays in his place.
Ottawa is expected to insert rookie Mark Stone, fresh out of juniors, into the lineup in place of Jesse Winchester (upper body bullcrap). Daniel Alfredsson remains in Ottawa, and Paul MacLean said he skated today and showed progress … but of course we know not to believe any of that stuff 100 percent at this stage.
Ya boys haven’t trailed during play at any point in this series, have scored first in every game (of course) and they are 0-2 when they score a PPG. Silly stats. Ottawa is 2-0 when Matt Carkner plays, 0-2 when he doesn’t.
Must-win game. Unless they lose. Then the next one is a Must-win game.
Let’s Go Tony!