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New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
#6 New York Rangers at #3 Washington Capitals (27-18-3)
Location: Verizon Center
Time: 7:30 PM
TV: Local: Comcast SportsNet, National: NBC Sports Network, Canada: TSN
Radio: 1500AM & 820AM
February 17 in New York: 1-2 Loss
March 10 in Washington 1-4 Loss
March 24 in New York 3-2 Shootout Win
Familiar Faces of Former Capitals: D Roman Hamrlik (72 GP, 2011-13), D Steve Eminger (212 GP, 2002-08)
Former Ranger: RW Wojtek Wolski (46 GP, 2010-11), D Tom Poti (229 GP, 2002-06)
Not those Rangers! Read on!
The Southeast Division Champion Washington Capitals enter their fourth playoff series in the past five years against the New York Rangers. With home ice advantage and a deep, healthy lineup at all positions, the Capitals are favored in this series and are well positioned to make a deep run into the postseason, not to mention avenge last season's second-round loss. Their up-tempo, attacking style is a far cry from the defensi...
BEST OF MAXIM
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 [...]
John Tortorella takes a lot of heat from the press for his demeanor during post game press conferences, but last night he should have gotten a medal for biting his lip (00:25 mark)...
To watch at NHL.com, click here.
....did that reporter seriously ask Torts if the Rangers strategy for Game 2 will be to have LESS traffic in front of Holtby? In the history of the NHL,...
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...
With four days off until the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs, John Tortorella is tired of talking about the Rangers' matchup with the Washington Capitals.
And, of course, the gruff New York coach isn't shy about saying so.
''Notice I have my skates on because I'm not staying here that long,'' Tortorella said Tuesday following a double-session practice...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. On Saturday, the Blueshirts defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, in their regular season finale. New York posted a record of 10-3-1 in [...]
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...
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...
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 [...]
Before you watch this video, know that the music chosen is awful, but the video itself is one of the better I've seen, especially starting at the 4:10 mark...
...man, that video could be epic with a better soundtrack.
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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...
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.
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...
For insight on what to expect from the Rangers, we turned to Adam Herman, a contributor for the New York Rangers Blog.
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.