The New York Rangers will get another crack at closing the gap in this series with Game 5 tonight at TD Garden. The Rangers overcame a 2-0 deficit in Game 4, and the Boston native, Chris Kreider, was the eventual hero with the game winning overtime goal. It's another win or go home game for the Rangers, so they need to leave it all out on the ice once again. Win this game, and the Rangers swing this series right back to Madison Square Garden where the fans will likely blow the roof off of the place. Get it done.
New York Rangers (#6 Seed) vs Boston Bruins (#4 Seed)
Series Score: 3-1 BOS
TD Garden - Boston, MA- 5:30 PM
Television: NBCSN, TSN, RDS | Radio: NHL Game Radio
Opponent's Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder | Tickets: New York Rangers Playoff Tickets
Some Quick Thoughts:
- According to the morning skate from yesterday, John Tortorella will likely be using the same lineup tonight as he did in Game 4. Which means Brad Richards will be a healthy scratch for his second straight game. But yet again, there's no reason to change something that worked.
- I found this interesting read while browsing around earlier this morning. Larry Brooks caught up with Derick Brassard, and asked about his confrontation with Brad Marchand in Game 4. Brassard stated, "He’s been asking everybody on our team to fight all series, so I thought it was time to take him up on it, but then I guess he didn't have any interest." This doesn't surprise me in the least bit. Stay classy, Brad Marchand.
Carl Hagelin - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan
Chris Kreider - Derick Brassard - Rick Nash
Taylor Pyatt - Brian Boyle - Mats Zuccarello
Micheal Haley - Kris Newbury - Derek Dorsett
Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto - Steve Eminger
John Moore - Roman Hamrlik
Scratches: Anton Stralman (upper-body), Marc Staal (upper-body), Darroll Powe (upper-body), Ryane Clowe (upper-body), Matt Gilroy (healthy),