Game 6 lineups, thoughts, before expected 'intense' matchup

Rangers' Rick Nash cannot get his stick on

Rangers' Rick Nash cannot get his stick on a puck in front of Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period of Game 5 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series in Pittsburgh, Friday, May 9, 2014. (Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar)

Here at MSG for morning skate, Happy Mothers Day all to of 'em, past, current and future...

Rangers showed same lines and d-pairs:

Kreider-Stepan-Nash;  Hagelin-Richards-St. Louis; Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello; Boyle-DMoore-Dorsett, McDonagh-Girardi; Staal-Stralman; JMoore-Klein. And Lundqvist in goal.

St. Louis said it woulld help with the grieving process---as reported yesterday--- to have his father, Normand, and sister, Isabelle, with him here for game tonight


Pittsburgh showed  Kunitz, Crosby and Malkin skating together, other lines Jokinen-Sutter-Neal, Bennett-Goc-Stempniak, Gibbons-Vitale-Adams. On D, Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik not skating, Derek Engelland is...Unclear what pairs will be...

Alain Vigneault said he expected no letdown from either team, and "the most intense game of the series so far.".





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