Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 3) – Update: Staal In; Eminger & Clowe Out

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.:

…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.

Original Post:
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.

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/185266/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-washington-capitals.html

Probable Lines:
Nash-Richards-Zuccarello
Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan
Pyatt-Brassard-Dorsett
Powe-Boyle-Asham

McDonagh-Girardi
Staal-Stralman
Moore-Del Zotto

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 0-2, 1.90 gaa, .941 sv%, 0 so.

Braden Holtby – 2-0, 0.47 gaa, .983 sv%, 1 so

Opponent Notes:
- 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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Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 3) – Updated w/ New Lines

Update, 2:15 p.m.:
For John Tortorella and Bruce Boudreau pre-game thoughts click here.

Here’s video of Boudreau (via The Blueshirts Blog)…

Original Post:
The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series at MSG starting at 3:00 p.m. Washington leads the series 2-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: NBC; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM 204

Probable Lines:
Fedotenko-Dubinsky-Gaborik
Prospal-Anisimov-Stepan
Avery-Boyle-Prust
Wolski-Christensen-Drury

Staal-Girardi
McDonagh-Sauer
McCabe-Gilroy

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 0-2, 1.76 gaa, .920 sv%, 0 so.

Michal Neuvirth – 2-0, 0.43 gaa, .980 sv%, 1 so.

Opponent Notes:
- Michal Neuvirth has stopped 46 of the 47 shots he’s faced in the first two games.

- Washington has blocked 53 shots in the series so far.

- Five times the Capitals have led a series 2-0 in thier history, and four times they failed to advance.

- The Capitals are 1-for-4 on the power play in this series.

- Alex Ovechkin had a team high six hits in Game 2.

Eastern Quarterfinal Series Schedule:
April 13 Rangers 1, Capitals 2 (OT) at Washington
April 15 Rangers 0, Capitals 2, at Washington
April 17 Rangers vs. Washington, 3 p.m.
April 20 Rangers vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
April 23 Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m.*
April 25 Rangers vs. Washington, TBD*
April 27 Rangers at Washington, TBD*
* — if necessary

Opponent Blog:
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Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 3) – Updated w/ New Lines

Update, 2:15 p.m.:
For John Tortorella and Bruce Boudreau pre-game thoughts click here.

Here’s video of Boudreau (via The Blueshirts Blog)…

Original Post:
The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series at MSG starting at 3:00 p.m. Washington leads the series 2-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: NBC; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM 204

Probable Lines:
Fedotenko-Dubinsky-Gaborik
Prospal-Anisimov-Stepan
Avery-Boyle-Prust
Wolski-Christensen-Drury

Staal-Girardi
McDonagh-Sauer
McCabe-Gilroy

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 0-2, 1.76 gaa, .920 sv%, 0 so.

Michal Neuvirth – 2-0, 0.43 gaa, .980 sv%, 1 so.

Opponent Notes:
- Michal Neuvirth has stopped 46 of the 47 shots he’s faced in the first two games.

- Washington has blocked 53 shots in the series so far.

- Five times the Capitals have led a series 2-0 in thier history, and four times they failed to advance.

- The Capitals are 1-for-4 on the power play in this series.

- Alex Ovechkin had a team high six hits in Game 2.

Eastern Quarterfinal Series Schedule:
April 13 Rangers 1, Capitals 2 (OT) at Washington
April 15 Rangers 0, Capitals 2, at Washington
April 17 Rangers vs. Washington, 3 p.m.
April 20 Rangers vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
April 23 Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m.*
April 25 Rangers vs. Washington, TBD*
April 27 Rangers at Washington, TBD*
* — if necessary

Opponent Blog:
Rock the Red

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Kevin

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