Update, 7:06 p.m.
Reports have Staal taking warm-ups with Stralman. Eminger is odd man out.
Clowe not out for warm-ups and won't be playing.
…shocked Clowe isn't in the line-up.
Update, 5:57 p.m.:
#NYR Rangers have activated defenseman Marc Staal (eye) off injured reserve
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) May 6, 2013
…assuming this means he's in. Not sure why they'd take him off if he's not. Wonder if Torts goes with seven defensemen just in case.
The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Capitals lead the series 2-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 0-2, 1.90 gaa, .941 sv%, 0 so.
Braden Holtby – 2-0, 0.47 gaa, .983 sv%, 1 so
- The Capitals penalty kill unit is 7-for-7 in the series.
- Mike Green and Alex Ovechkin are tied for the team lead in points with two (1g, 1a).
- Ovechkin also leads the Capitals with 12 hits in the series.
- John Carlson has 10 blocked shots in the first two games.
- Washington is 2-for-7 on the power play in the series.
- The Capitals have lost four of the six series that they've taken a 2-0 lead in since the NHL went to the best of seven format back in 1987.
Rangers-Capitals Series Schedule:
May 2 Rangers 1, Washington 3
May 4 Rangers 0, Washington 1, OT
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
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