The New York Rangers (32-26-4, 68 pts.) visit the Washington Capitals (32-19-10, 74 pts.) at the Verizon Center tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG 2; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM205
Del Zotto- Eminger
Henrik Lundqvist – 24-20-4, 2.38 gaa, .920 sv%, 7 so.
Michal Neuvirth – 18-9-4, 2.45 gaa, .914 sv%, 3 so
– Alex Ovechkin has three goals and three assists in his last four games. However, he has just three goals and three assists over the past 15 games home games.
– Washington is just 5-6-6 in its last 17 at home, although they are 13-2-3 over the last 18 home games against the Rangers.
– The fifth place Capitals (74 points) are just three points behind Southeast leading Tampa.
– Michael Neuvirth is coming off a 39 save shutout of the Penguins.
– Nicklas Backstrom (thumb) is expected to be in the Capitals lineup tonight, while Mike Green (illness) is questionable. Former Ranger Tom Poti (groin) is day-to-day (what else is new).
2010-11 Season Series:
Nov. 9 Rangers 3, Capitals 5 at MSG
Dec. 12 Rangers 7, Capitals 0 at MSG
Jan. 24 Rangers 2, Capitals 1 (SO) at Washington
Feb. 25 Rangers vs. Capitals at Washington
Rock the Red