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New York Rangers
In a game that had serious implications for both the Rangers and the Capitals as potential first-round opponents, the outcome was never seriously in doubt. Alexander Ovechkin scored 32 seconds in and the Capitals rolled to an easy 4-1 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers. Despite the loss, the Rangers could still win the Presidents' Trophy as the best regular season team in the NHL, and with the win, the Capitals have moved up to the 7th seed and are poised to face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. Even with the win, the Southeast Division has a new champion for the first time in 5 years, and the Capitals will start the playoffs on the road.
The Capitals struck early and often, judiciously firing shots on goal as if they were a limited commodity. They had a few turnovers and neutral zone breakdowns that led to Rangers scoring chances, most apparently on their last powerplay of the game, but none that cost them. The Capitals played like the fa...
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These Washington Capitals are different.Each of the last three years, the Capitals have rolled through the regular season, collecting three Southeast division titles, two # 1 seeds, and one President's Trophy. And what do they have to show for their regular season dominance?Two Game 7 losses on home ice. One blown 3-1 series lead. Zero appearances beyond the Conference Semifinals...
The New York Rangers will not begin their 2012 postseason campaign until Thursday when they host the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden for game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Typically, not until after a team is eliminated, or never eliminated for one lucky club, from the playoffs is when one would assess their season as a whole. For the 2011-12 New York Rangers...
War has been declared.
It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".
But the actual retaliation, which came...
Watching the Washington Capitals in the NHL Playoffs is hazardous to my health.Each of the last four years, I have become so engrossed while watching the Washington Capitals during the playoffs that my reactions have caused me severe mental and physical distress. My disorder has even affected those close to me. Examine my case history:2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 4...
The National Hockey League released the schedule for round one of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs today, and the New York Rangers are set to get their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Ottawa Senators kicked off Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Here's the complete schedule:
I will have loads of series preview material here on The Rangers Tribune later...
Bergen Record - Rangers go into playoffs against Senators off clunker against CapsNew York Post - Rangers lose finale, get shot at Senators in playoffsNew York Post - Stepan back in lineup for RangersNew York Post - Serby's Sunday Q & A with... Marian GaborikDaily News - Rangers draw Senators in 1st roundNew York Times - Rangers, With Eye on Top Spot in League, Fall Flat...
We’re seeing more than the usual share of backups and a mix of kids ad oldsters from the AHL as the season winds down. Some teams are slotted in and want to give their #1 a rest. And some, well because they don’t have a choice.
The Washington Capitals fall into the latter category, and the big arrow stops on… Dany Sabourin!
Continue reading "Who is that Masked Man—callups...
2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
SERIES A TIME (ET) #1 vs. #8 Networks
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NHL Network, CBC
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NBC Sports Network, CBC
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa CBC, CNBC
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa CBC, CNBC
The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals face off in Saturday night's season finale at Madison Square Garden, and could be back there again next week to meet in the first round of the playoffs for a second straight year.
While the Rangers are still playing for the Presidents' Trophy, the Capitals have more at stake and their goalie situation is suddenly a big concern...
Step aside Vancouver, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking like the NHL's new most hated team. After a knee-on-knee hit by Brooks Orpik on Derek Stepan, during Thursday's contest between the Rangers and Penguins, John Tortorella had some harsh post-game comments for the Penguins organization."That's one of the most arrogant organizations in sports," Tortorella...
From The New York Rangers Blog family to you and yours, Happy Easter.Speaking of Easter, good friend of the blog Andrea G. sends me these pictures of her Easter bonnet. Amazing!!!...Eighth Avenue view...While another good friend Erin M., sends me a pic of her Rangers themed Easter Eggs...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Connecticut Whale 1, Hershey Bears 0
Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Cam Talbot made 24 saves for his second shutout in his last three starts Sunday, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the Hershey Bears, 1-0, at Giant Center. Defenseman Pavel Valentenko’s second-period goal was the only score of the game.
The Whale victory, combined with the Adirondack...
John Tortorella, coach of the NY Rangers, rips the entire Penguins organization after losing to them 5-2. During the interview he labeled the hit given by Brooks Orpik (Penguins) to Derek Stepan (Rangers) shown in the video above as "cheap" and "dirty". He also noted that the Penguins are "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league".
Because they asked, What’s wrong with Alex Ovechkin? Because they asked, Is the Young Guns experiment a failure? Because they questioned the team’s will to win.
Because, as the Pittsburgh Penguins know, the quest for the Cup can be all about redemption.
It’s ironic that with all the questions and changes made to Washington’s organizaton this season, the Caps are, to a...