The Rangers will likely roll out the same lineup they used against the Capitals in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series Monday night when they take the ice for Game 3 on Wednesday.
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist
also made it known he has zero interest in discussing the ice time of Caps star Alex Ovechkin
"No, I don't really care either, honestly," Lundqvist said when asked if he noticed Ovechkin's 13:36 of ice time in Game 2. "I focus on my game and what we have to do and if he plays 20 or 10 or 5 or 30, I don't really care."
Rangers coach John Tortorella said forward Brandon Dubinsky
, out with a lower-body injury, made the trip to Washington. He also said defenseman Stu Bickel
, who hasn't played more than five minutes in the past six games and committed a turnover that led to a goal in Game 2, needs to be sharper or he'll find himself playing even fewer minutes.
"He'll be fine. He has to be," Tortorella said. "If he isn't, he'll play less."
With no changes expected, here's what the Rangers' lines and d-pairs will likely be at Verizon Center for Game 3 with the best-of-seven series tied 1-1.
- Brad Richards
- Marian Gaborik
- Derek Stepan
- Ryan Callahan
- Brian Boyle
- Brandon Prust
- John Mitchell
- Mike Rupp
- Dan Girardi
- Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto
- Stu Bickel
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