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Rangers sticking with same lineup for Game 2

Sunday, 05.19.2013 / 2:50 PM

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer / Bruins-Rangers series blog

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Rangers sticking with same lineup for Game 2

BOSTON -- New York Rangers coach John Tortorella isn't letting an overtime loss in Game 1 affect his lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins.

Like the Bruins, New York isn't making any changes to its lineup for Game 2. The forward lines and defense pairs the Rangers showed in pre-game warm-ups were exactly the same as they were in Game 1 as well as for the last two games of the conference quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals.

What may change is the Rangers' personnel on the power play. Although Tortorella repeated used the word "stinks" to describe Carl Hagelin on the power play on Saturday, he did offer the possibility that he would use the speedy left wing in that situation.

"But the power play stinks," Tortorella said, cutting off a reporter who was going to make that exact point. "Yeah, it's true, so that's why he may get an opportunity. I'm not sure if he will or not."

The Rangers were 0-for-3 on the power play in Game 1, falling to 2-for-31 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Here is their lineup for Game 2:

Carl Hagelin - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan

Mats Zuccarello - Derick Brassard - Rick Nash

Taylor Pyatt - Brian Boyle - Derek Dorsett

Chris Kreider - Brad Richards - Arron Asham

Ryan McDonagh - Anton Stralman

Michael Del Zotto - Dan Girardi

John Moore - Steve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist

Martin Biron

Scratched: Kris Newbury, Micheal Haley, Matt Gilroy, Roman Hamrlik

Injured: Marc Staal (eye), Darroll Powe (undisclosed), Ryane Clowe (undisclosed)

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