Caps-NYRangers: Goalie Matchup


The Capitals are playing the New York Rangers this evening. Holtby is confirmed as tonight’s starter and the Rangers have announced that Antti Ranta will be in against Holby. Raanta has not been on the ice very much this season, but has a record of 6-4-2 and a GAA of 2.32 and save percentage of .913 with one shutout.

In last night’s game against Henrik Lundqvist seemed to be in pain after a teammate collided with him on a Penguins breakaway; the main contact was to his head.  He was eventually pulled and Antti Raanta replaced him because Lundqvist was experiencing neck spasms. Lundqvist is 31-17-4 this season with a GAA of 2.31 and save percentage of .923.

The Capitals are 3-1 against the Rangers and look to continue their dominance of the league and be the first team to 100 points, they are currently at 98. Playoffs aren’t here quite yet, but the way the capitals are playing you’ll be hearing talk about playoff pretty soon.

Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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