Blue Notes

Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Live from MSG: No update on Boyle, Dubinsky

Those were the words from coach John Tortorella---three times, so we'll have to wait for the warmups to find out. Brian Boyle (concussion) practiced yesterday; Brandon Dubinsky (lower body) didn't.

For the Caps, Dale Hunter said Jeff Schulz was a gametime decision. But the Caps beat writers are expecting the same lineup as for Game 7 against the  Bruins.

Hunter on Braden Holtby: "He's a battler, he's one of the hardest workers in practice."

Hunter on playing at MSG: "it's always exciting here, fans are loud."

And Hunter on Dan Girardi: "Very good defensively, he's strong, he moves the puck, it's another big challenge (for Ovechkin)."

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