Despite injuries to key players such as Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky, the Rangers enter Monday night's game against Washington just three points behind the fifth-seeded Capitals in the Eastern Conference. The Caps are 4-0-1 in their last five games.
The game is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on VERSUS in the U.S. and both TSN2 and RDS in Canada.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4