Whether Erik Karlsson can play isn’t in question as Game 5 approaches.
But when the New York Rangers come at the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, the question of how well Karlsson can handle it will be crucial. The Senators captain is clearly suffering through injuries, leaving him less effective in this second round than when he lit up the Boston Bruins in the opening series.
The Rangers are proving they have the depth and speed to overwhelm the Senators. Mika Zibanejad has emerged to haunt his old team, and Oscar Lindberg and Tanner Glass both jumped on the scoresheet in Game 4.
The starting goalies will once again be Henrik Lundqvist for New York and Craig Anderson for Ottawa.
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