|Live by the sword, die by the sword.|
Henrik Lundqvist will get the call in goal from John Tortorella once more for this evening's game. Lundqvist, who is considered by some to be the best goalie on the planet, has been as advertised in these playoffs, posting a 1.70 GAA, .937 save percentage, and one shutout in 12 starts. Outside the crease, the Rangers have two injuries, as forward Brandon Dubinsky (lower body) and winger Mats Zuccarello Aasen (wrist) are absent and have not played at all in this series. With a win in game five, expect Tortorella to keep his lineup intact.
Dale Hunter will continue to roll with rookie Braden Holtby in goal, just as he has in every playoff game this season. Holtby has a 2.02 GAA and a .932 save percentage in the playoffs so far in his 12 starts, and has been the key piece to the Capitals making it this far. As of this writing, Washington has no disclosed injuries, though Jay Beagle did not participate in the morning skate with what is believed to be a leg injury; if he does not play, Jeff Halpern came off the ice before the scratches and would likely take his place. Regardless, expect Mattias Sjogren and Mathiew Perreault to be scratched up front. Dmitry Orlov, who has not seen any ice at all in these playoffs, and John Erskine will be in the press box among defensemen.
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