Capitals @ Rangers
12:30 PM EST, NBC, TVA Sports, Sportsnet
Likely due to a major boxing match up distracting most of the sports media world tonight, there will only be one playoff game today, and it's a matinee.
Joel Ward sealed a Capitals victory with less than two seconds left on the clock in the first game of this series.
Backstrom built up some bad blood on that play with a controversial boarding of Dan Boyle where no penalty was called.
Boyle left the game after the hit, he will be back tonight.
This could be another low event series, like those that plagued the first round with Henrik Lundqvist in fine form and Holtby with the best playoff performance record of all active goalies.
The Ranger's Zuccarello is still out indefinitely. The Caps' Eric Fehr is also still injured. Other roster changes should be minor, but the Rangers may mix up their lines a bit as they try to figure out how to deal with Ovechkin.
30 seconds after his goal, Ovechkin skated by Lundqvist and said, "All series, baby, all series."— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 1, 2015
Rangers announce they have recalled forward Ryan Bourque from Hartford.— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 2, 2015
There's also an interesting twist on the choice of refs for the game today.
Today will be the Rangers' 64th playoff game since the start of the 2012 postseason - matching LA for most in that stretch— Pat Pickens (@Pat_Pickens) May 2, 2015
Enjoy the game!