About the Rangers - Game 3 - 05-05-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Rangers.

When and where: 7:30 p.m., EDT. Madison Square Garden.

TV: NBC Sports, CBC, RDS.

Leading postseason scorer: Brad Richards, 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists).

Last Game against the Penguins: 3-0 road loss, Sunday. Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for the Rangers.

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (5-3, 2.49 GAA, .914 SV%) for the Penguins. Henrik Lundqvist (5-4, 2.07 GAA, .926 SV%) for the Rangers.

Injuries: For the Penguins, defenseman Brooks Orpik (undisclosed) is doubtful. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) is out. Right winger Pascal Dupuis (knee) is on injured reserve. For the Rangers, left winger Chris Kreider (hand) is out.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: Neither team held a morning skate today. The Penguins' primary lines last night were:

14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby -71 Evgeni Malkin
36 Jussi Jokinen -16 Brandon Sutter - 18 James Neal
19 Beau Bennett -  57 Marcel Goc 22 Lee Stempniak
49 Brian Gibbons - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams

7 Paul Martin - 58 Kris Letang
2 Matt Niskanen - 3 Olli Maatta
41 Robert Bortuzzo - 4 Rob Scuderi

 -The Rangers primary lines and defensive pairings last night were:

61 Rick Nash - 21 Derek Stepan - 26 Martin St. Louis
67 Benoit Pouliot - 16 Derick Brassard - 36 Mats Zuccarello
62 Carl Hagelin - 19 Brad Richards - 13 Dan Carcillo
22 Brian Boyle - 28 Dominic Moore - 15 Derek Dorsett

27 Ryan McDonagh (above) - 5 Dan Girardi
18 Marc Staal - 6 Anton Stralman
17 John Moore - 8 Kevin Klein


-The last time the Penguins played the Rangers, this happened:

-Crosby was named a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award along with Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf and Flyers forward Claude Giroux.

-Jokinen has a six-game scoring streak.

-Dan Bylsma is schedule to speak at 5:15 p.m. this evening. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault 5:30 p.m.

-The referees are Dan O'Halloran (No. 13) and Kelly Sutherland (No. 11). The linesmen are Steve Barton (No. 59) and Pierre Racicot (No. 65).

-Our live blog direct from the Big Apple, begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. Please tune in.

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