Rangers vs. Devils: Game 4 TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info and More

Donald WoodFeatured Columnist IVDecember 3, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16:  Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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With Game 4 of the New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils Eastern Conference finals series Monday night, it’s time to break down exactly what it will take for a team to gain the definitive edge in this series.

As much as the Devils do have a chance to tie the series, the Rangers are the better team and they are playing lights out.

New Jersey is in serious trouble.


Where: Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

When: Monday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: NBCS, CBC

Listen: ESPN NY 98.7 FM (New York) and WFAN 660 AM (New Jersey)

Live Stream: CBC.ca


Betting Line: (Covers.com)

Over/Under: 4.5, Spread: New Jersey -1.5

With this battle being for New Jersey’s playoff life, I think the defensive style that got both teams to the big dance will be tossed out the window. I see the Rangers winning and seven goals being scored in total. So feel comfortable taking New York with the points and the Over.


Injuries (via TSN)


NEWARK, NJ - MAY 19:  Martin Brodeur #30, David Clarkson #23 and Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils defend against Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers in the first period of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Sta
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Chad Kolarik: on injured reserve, out indefinitely

Michael Sauer: on injured reserve

Mats Zuccarello: out indefinitely

Brandon Dubinsky: out indefinitely



Henrik Tallinder: on injured reserve, out indefinitely

Jacob Josefson: expected to miss four to six weeks


What They're Saying

Sportsnet NHL insider Nick Kypreos is reporting on Twitter about the possible disciplinary action against the Rangers’ Brandon Prust:

#SNPlayoffs Confirmed #Rangers Brandon Prust will be have a hearing tomorrow morning with #NHL regarding his elbow on #Devils Volchenkov

— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) May 19, 2012

The Broadway Hat says exactly what the NHL fans have been thinking during this series:

Remember when the Devils were an offensively minded team and we were worried about the Rangers scoring goals? Me neither.

— The Broadway Hat (@TheBroadwayHat) May 19, 2012


Player to Watch: Henrik Lundqvist

With two shutouts so far in this series, there is no bigger x-factor in this Game 4 than New York’s star goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

If the popular goalie can take over the game and hold the Devils down, his offense may just have enough in the tank to bury New Jersey. All eyes will be on the New York netminder Monday.


Key Matchup: Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Marc Staal

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 19:  Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils looks on in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 19, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.
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With New Jersey realizing that their chance to get back into this series is now, they will be pushing hard for Ilya Kovalchuk to take more shots and drive the offense.

New York must counter this by draping Marc Staal all over the sniper. The winner of that battle will help his team win the game and gain the series momentum.


Prediction: New York 4, New Jersey 3

After a brutal game, the Rangers will take the 3-1 series advantage and steal all the momentum. With New Jersey’s spirit broken, it’s just a matter of time before New York puts their Atlantic Division rivals away for good in the 2012 NHL playoffs.


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