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About the Rangers - Game 7 - 05-13-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Rangers.

When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center.

TV: NBC Sports, CBC, RDS.

Leading postseason scorer: Benoit Pouliot, Brad Richards, Mats Zuccarello, 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) each.

Last Game against the Penguins: 3-1 home win in Game 6, Sunday. Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves for the Rangers.

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (7-5, 2.43 GAA, .916 SV%) for the Penguins. Henrik Lundqvist (7-6, 2.07 GAA, .926 SV%) for the Rangers.

Injuries: For the Penguins, defenseman Brooks Orpik (undisclosed) is doutful. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) is out. Right winger Pascal Dupuis (knee) is on injured reserve. For the Rangers, they have no suspected injuries.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins' did not have line rushes at today's morning skate. These were their primary lines and defensive pairings for Game 6:

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 did not hold a full morning skate today. Their primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:

20 Chris Kreider - 21 Derek Stepan - 61 Rick Nash
67 Benoit Pouliot - 16 Derick Brassard - 36 Mats Zuccarello
62 Carl Hagelin - 19 Brad Richards - 26 Martin St. Louis (above)
22 Brian Boyle - 28 Dominic Moore - 15 Derek Dorsett

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

Notes:

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

-"Might as well make it fun and bring it." - Matt Niskanen.

-The Penguins are 7-6 all-time in Game 7s including 2-6 at home.

-The Rangers are 7-5 all-time in game 7s including 1-5 on the road.

-A win tonight would give Lundqvist an NHL-record five consecutive wins in Game 7s. All-time, he has a 4-1 record in Game 7s with a 1.00 goals against average, a .963 save percentage and one shutout.

-Richards is 6-0 all-time in Game 7s.

-Including his time with the Lightning and the Canadiens, Dominic Moore is 7-0 in elimination games against the Penguins.

-The referees will be Marc Joannette (No. 25) and Kevin Pollack (No. 33). The linesmen will be Scott Driscoll (No. 68) and Steve Miller (No. 89).

-Our live blog begins at approximately 6 p.m. Please tune in.

(Photo: Derek Leung/Getty Images)

 

 

 

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