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Miller in, Carcillo out of Rangers' Game 5 lineup

Sunday, 04.27.2014 / 12:02 PM

By Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor / Rangers-Flyers series blog

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Miller in, Carcillo out of Rangers' Game 5 lineup

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will each have one lineup change when they play in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Madison Square Garden (noon ET; NBC, TSN, RDS).

The Rangers will insert J.T. Miller at right wing on the third line with center Brad Richards and left wing Carl Hagelin. Miller had three goals and three assists in 30 games with the Rangers and 15 goals and 42 points in 43 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate.

It will be the first Stanley Cup Playoff game for Miller, 21. He replaces Daniel Carcillo, who had a goal in Game 3 and six penalty minutes in two games.

The Flyers will have veteran defenseman Hal Gill in the lineup in place of Nicklas Grossmann, who is out with a lower-body injury. Gill will be paired with Mark Streit at even strength and likely see time on the penalty kill.

It will be Gill's 111th playoff game, but first since May 7, 2012 as a member of the Nashville Predators. The 39-year-old had no points and one shot on goal in six regular-season games.

Here are the projected lineups:


Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek

Brayden Schenn - Vincent Lecavalier - Wayne Simmonds

Jason Akeson - Sean Couturier - Matt Read

Zac Rinaldo - Michael Raffl - Adam Hall

Kimmo Timonen - Braydon Coburn

Mark Streit - Hal Gill

Andrew MacDonald - Luke Schenn

Steve Mason

Ray Emery

Scratched: Jay Rosehill, Tye McGinn, Erik Gustafsson

Injured: Steve Downie (upper body), Nicklas Grossmann (lower body)


Rick Nash - Derek Stepan - Martin St. Louis

Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello

Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - J.T. Miller

Dominic Moore - Brian Boyle - Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi

Marc Staal - Anton Stralman

John Moore - Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist

Cam Talbot

Scratched: Jesper Fast, Daniel Carcillo, Raphael Diaz, Justin Falk, Ryan Haggerty

Injured: Chris Kreider (hand)


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