EASTERN CONFERENCE
QUARTER FINALS GAME #5 — 04/20/2017

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Location: Bell Centre — Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Time: 7:00 PM
TV: MSG, USA
Radio: 98.7 FM or Click to listen


SEASON SERIES:

January 14, 2017 Rangers @ Montréal Canadiens 5-4 L
February 21, 2017 Montréal Canadiens @ Rangers 3-2 SOL
March 4, 2017 Montréal Canadiens @ Rangers 4-1 L


SERIES SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, April 12 Rangers @ Montréal Canadiens 2-0 W Rangers Lead 1-0
Friday, April 14 Rangers @ Montréal Canadiens 4-3 OTL Series Tied
Sunday, April 16 Montréal Canadiens @ Rangers 3-1 L Canadiens Lead 2-1
Tuesday, April 18 Montréal Canadiens @ Rangers 2-1 W Series Tied 2-2
Thursday, April 20* 7:00 PM Rangers @ Montréal Canadiens MSG, USA, TVAS, CBC
Saturday, April 22* TBD Montréal Canadiens @ Rangers TBD
Monday, April 24* TBD Rangers @ Montréal Canadiens MSG


* – if necessary
** – subject to change



USEFUL LINKS:

Coverage: @rangersreport@stevezipay@J_Tasch@NYP_Brooksie@HartnettHockey

Team Official: @NYRangersNYR on Instagram

Official Team Websites: rangers.nhl.comcanadiens.nhl.com

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Team Statistics:

GA/GP: 2.00 (T-5th)
PP%: 0.00% (16th)
PK%: 84.6% (7th)
FOW% 48.5% (10th)


Team Leaders:

Goals: Michael Grabner, Rick Nash (2)
Assists: Jesper Fast (2)
Points: Michael Grabner, Rick Nash, Jesper Fast (2)
+/-: Jesper Fast, Brendan Smith (+3)
PIM: Mats Zuccarello (12)
TOI/G (D): Ryan McDonagh (25:35)
TOI/G (F): Derek Stepan (21:06)


Starting Lineup:^

Jimmy Vesey / Derek Stepan A / Rick Nash A
J.T. Miller / Kevin Hayes / Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider / Mika Zibanejad / Pavel Buchnevich
Michael Grabner / Oscar Lindberg / Jesper Fast

Ryan McDonagh C / Dan Girardi A
Marc Staal A/ Nick Holden
Brendan Smith / Brady Skjei

^ Subject to change


Starting Goaltender:

Henrik Lundqvist

GS 4
REC 2-2
SV% .944
GAA 1.89
SO 1


Healthy Scratches:

Matt Puempel
Brandon Pirri
Steven Kampfer
Adam Clendening
Tanner Glass

Injuries, Suspensions, Misc:

N/A








Team Statistics:

GA/GP: 2.00 (T-5th)
PP%: 15.4% (10th)
PK%: 100% (1st)
FOW% 51.5% (7th)


Team Leaders:

Goals: Alexander Radulov (2)
Assists: Alexander Radulov (4)
Points: Alexander Radulov (6)
+/-: Shea Weber (+3)
PIM: Andrei Markov (10)
TOI/G (D): Shea Weber (27:48)
TOI/G (F): Max Pacioretty (20:51)


Starting Lineup:^

Max Pacioretty C / Phillip Danault / Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron / Tomás Plekanec A / Brendan Gallagher
Dwight King / Andrew Shaw / Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk / Steve Ott / Michael McCarron

Andrei Markov / Shea Weber A
Jordie Benn / Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu / Nikita Nesterov

^ Subject to change


Starting Goaltender:

Carey Price

GS 4
REC 2-2
SV% .942
GAA 1.65
SO 0


Healthy Scratches:

Andreas Martinsen
Torrey Mitchell
Brandon Davidson
Mikhail Sergachev
Al Montoya

Injuries, Suspensions, Misc:

[D] Alexi Emelin [DTD] — Lower-body injury





QUOTE(S) TO NOTE:

“Playing as a team that has four lines, that makes it tough on you, that’s a lot better than just having three lines going and just having a fourth line you can put in here and there. I think it’s important to have four lines going to make it tough on their ‘D’ and their forwards. I think that’s key, in the playoffs especially, to have every guy contributing.”
- Oscar Lindberg