Rangers tweak D pairs: Staal with Klein, Boyle – Yandle

4 Comments

The New York Rangers are making some defensive pairing swaps in lieu of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Chalk it up to matchups or any other factors, but Marc Staal has been reunited with Kevin Klein while Keith Yandle and Dan Boyle will make up one of the most expensive third defensive pairings in recent memory, as ESPN’s Katie Strang points out.

The Rangers’ top duo remains Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi.

Interesting to see this change with New York’s last win in mind, but the Capitals get the last change at home, so it makes some sense. The Rangers have been tough to eliminate while the Caps have had trouble putting opponents away in recent postseasons, so this could be an interesting night.