Rangers @ Capitals (Game 1)

The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM), XM 212

Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):
http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/184389/1/watch-washington-capitals-vs-new-york-rangers.html

Probable Lines:
Nash-Richards-Zuccarello
Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan
Pyatt-Brassard-Kreider
Powe-Newbury-Asham

McDonagh-Girardi
Del Zotto-Stralman
Moore-Eminger

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 24-16-3, 2.05 gaa, .926 sv%, 2 so.

Braden Holtby – 23-12-1, 2.58 gaa, .920 sv%, 4 so

Opponent Notes:
- The Capitals went 11-1-1 in the month of April.

- Alex Ovechkin had 36 points (23g, 13a) in the final 23 games of the season.

- Mike Ribiero has just one goal in his last 10 games.

- Nicklas Backstrom has 5g, 21a in the last 21 games.

- Mike Green has eight power play points (3g, 5a) in the last seven games.

- Marcus Johansson has just one goal in the last 13 games.

- John Carlson had no points in the final five games of the season.

- Former Ranger Tom Poti hasn't played since March 17 due to back injury. While another former Ranger Wojtek Wolski has been in the tub a healthy scratch since April 11th.

- The Capitals had the NHL's #1 power play during the regular season with a 26.8% success rate.

Rangers-Capitals Series Schedule:
May 2 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
May 4 Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m.
May 6 Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
May 8 Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
May 10 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.*
May 12 Rangers vs. Washington, TBA*
May 13 Rangers at Washington, TBA*
* — if necessary

Opponent Blog:
Rock the Red

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