6PM: Rick Nash is in the lineup and Chris Kreider is a healthy scratch.
Game Notes from the Rangers:
- The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden (6:00 p.m. — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in the second game of their three-game homestand. The Capitals enter the contest with a 5-8-1 (11 pts) record to rank 15th in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last three games.
- 2013: Tomorrow is the first of three meetings this season, and the first of two meetings at Madison Square Garden
- The Rangers have won five of their last seven regular season games against the Capitals, out-scoring Washington, 26-14, over the span
- INDIVIDUAL CAREER LEADERS vs. CAPITALS:
Henrik Lundqvist — 22 GP, 13-7-2, 2.77 GAA, 3 SO
Martin Biron — 23 GP, 11-9-1-2, 2.56 GAA, 1 SO
Brad Richards — 50 GP, 8-27-35
Ryan Callahan — 18 GP, 8-7-15
Rick Nash — 9 GP, 7-5-12
Marc Staal — 17 GP, 1-6-7