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Today's Lines: Coffee Is (and Sweaters Are) for Closers

Adam Oates is sticking with the same squad that won Game 5 (and why wouldn't he?), so expect these lines and pairings with Braden Holtby in net (though it should be noted that John Erskine and Jack Hillen were flipped for most of Game 5, to positive results, so the D may look a little different):

Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

Eric Fehr - Mike Ribeiro - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner - Mike Green

John Erskine - John Carlson

Jack Hillen - Steven Oleksy

That leaves Jeff Schultz, Wojtek Wolski, Tom Poti and Aaron Volpatti as healthy scratches, and Martin Erat and Brooks Laich out with injury.

At the other end of the rink, who knows what John Tortorella is thinking, but let's take a stab at it anyway here's what the Rangers will go with (with Henrik Lundqvist in net, of course):

Carl Hagelin - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan

Rick Nash - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello

Derek Dorsett - Brian Boyle - Taylor Pyatt

Chris Kreider - Brad Richards - Arron Asham

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi

John Moore - Anton Stralman

Michael Del Zotto - Steve Eminger