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A defensive lapse and a fluky bounce proved to be the difference in the Washington Capitals' 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. For a full box score, click here.
-- The talk leading into the game was about staying out of the box against a dangerous Capitals' power play. :34 seconds in and the Rangers take a mindless too many men penalty. Certainly got the message, didn't they?
-- 5 penalties is too many to take. Not just because of the opponent, but it disrupts the ability to get into a rhythm offensively. NYR never seized control of the game and were behind right from the get go.
-- I love Carl Hagelin and what he brings to the team, but a goal scorer he is not. He plays a top-six role but he's essentially a third-line winger. He got the best offensive chances and if the Rangers expect to win that can't happen because he shows more often than not the inability to finish.
-- The two biggest mo...
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Before the Rangers take on the Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals tonight, here are my three keys to the game that the Rangers need to do to come out with a win in Game 1. 1. It is vital that the Rangers keep their cool and survive the first period. A [...]
In Rick Nash's first playoff game as a Rangers and just the fifth of his career he fired 16 shots with eight of them making their way on goal, but, unfortunately for the player the Blueshirts signed to provide the offense they were lacking in last year's postseason, none of them found the back of the net. Nash has just one playoff goal in his career.
Here's Nash on...
Michael St. Croix (4th, 2011) scored the only two goals in Game 7 of the WHL Eastern Conference Finals to propel the Edmonton Oil Kings to the WHL Finals against the Portland Winterhawks. St. Croix’s ninth of the playoffs came at 14:05 of the first period, and his tenth of the postseason came at 4:33 of the second. The young winger also finished with a +2 rating. In 16 games this...
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Yes, I’m aware out-puck-possessioning isn’t a word.
The Rangers out-shot the Caps last night by a margin of 36-30. The Rangers out-hit the Caps by a 41-32 margin. The Rangers out-Corsi’d (out-possessed) the Caps by a +16 margin. But yet, the Rangers lost. All of these stats would make you think that the Rangers outplayed the Caps. But, leading...
Let’s start with the series that we all are paying very close attention to. A look at the Capitals- The Capitals started this shortened season on a rough note as they sat at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but dating back to March 21st the Capitals are 15-2-2. Alex Ovechkin has seem to have found his [...]
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
A year ago, we knew exactly who and what those guys were when the playoffs began. They were Black-and-Blueshirts and they were Bluebloods who for the most part had been nurtured within the organization and had coalesced to earn top seed in the East.
Now, though, as the first round of this year’s tournament opens here tonight against...
We've posted some pretty classic tattoos over the years here on Outside the Boxscore but this one takes the cake as the best NHL one.
Check out this Washington Capitals fan who has part of the Capitals script logo tattooed on his knees:
(Courtesy of Next Impulse Sports)
The Rangers could have very easily won Game 1 if they took advantage of the numerous opportunities presented to them. Here they are...
Carl Hagelin misses short-handed breakaway in second period...
To watch at NHL.com, click here.
...ugh, don't want to say game over if Hagelin scores there, but Rangers would have had a strangle hold on the game.
BRING IT ON
The Washington Capitals and their fans are riding high in light of the team’s 3-1, home ice victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff series. One big-time Capitals backer in the crowd at Verizon Center — who also happened to have some sweet seats — came to the arena prepared to razz Rangers surly head coach John Tortorella...
If the Rangers do one thing during their playoff series against the Capitals, it must be to stay out of the box.
Not only did the Capitals have the number one power play in the NHL with a 28.6% success rate (44 power play goals) this season, they generated just 63.7 percent of their total goals via even-strength play, which amongst playoff teams, only Detroit generated less of...
TSN is holding its Play of the Year bracket, which includes Eric Fehr's heroic overtime goal against the Bruins in March.
Things were looking bleak for the Washington Capitals in early February.
Playing a new system under a rookie head coach, with a shortened training camp and zero exhibition games thanks to the lockout, Alex Ovechkin and Co. won only two of their first 11 games. Somehow, Washington wound up atop the Southeast Division and hosts the New York Rangers on Thursday night to begin an Eastern...
Searching for exactly what the New York Rangers' high-priced
forwards did in a 3-1 loss in Game 1 of the first-round series
against Alexander Ovechkin's Capitals on Thursday night takes you
to the back page of the score sheet.