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New York Rangers
WASHINGTON -- Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals are giving the New York Rangers a taste of their own medicine. Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera provided the offense and Holtby stopped 30 of 31 shots, lifting the Capitals to a 2-1 win over the Rangers and forcing a decisive Game 7 in New York's Madison Square Garden Saturday night. In their history, the Rangers are 4-5 all-time in Game 7s, but 4-0 at the Garden, including their Game 7 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Round 1. The Capitals are 3-7 all-time in Game Sevens and 1-1 on the road, including a Game 7 overtime victory in Boston in Round 1. The Capitals are looking to pull off what the Rangers accomplished in the first round, when they won the final two games of their series against Ottawa after falling behind three games to two. The Rangers failed on 10 minutes of power-play time, including a four-minute man-advantage in the second period. But they managed to close within one goal when Marian Gaborik s...
BEST OF MAXIM
Hot on the heels of Chris Bourque, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and his fiancée Brandi welcomed their first child, a son, Benjamin Hunter on May 10, 2012. No telling if Dale had any influence on lil' Holts middle name, or if the doctor performed his own set of superstitious rituals before entering the room and delivering the newborn with a glove hand flourish...
Alex Ovechkin spun on his backside like a top after a collision with New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonough early in the third period.
The Washington Capitals captain somehow kept possession of the puck and fired it at the Rangers net, a low volley that was turned aside by goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
No matter. Ovechkin had already given the Caps a vital goal in a 2-1 victory...
BAD IDEA COMMENTARY
Previewing the Rangers-Caps game, CBC's Ron MacLean likened what the players were facing to what first responders on 9/11 did.
Joel Ward, the Washington Capitals hero from round 1 may have cost his team a trip to the Eastern Conference Final. With less than a minute left in regulation and leading the New York Rangers by one goal, the Washington Capitals looked as if they would edge out the Blueshirts and grab a 3-2 series lead last night at Madison Square Garden. But with 21.3 seconds left, Capitals...
88 seconds into last night's do-or-die Game 6 against the visiting New York Rangers, Alex Ovechkin sent a howitzer of a one timer high over Henrik Lundqvist's glove to give the Washington Capitals the early lead. The power play blast was the Captain's 30th career playoff goal, and tied him for the franchise lead him with Peter Bondra, who netted 30 in 80 career playoff...
The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday morning for a practice as they prepare for the decisive game seven of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Rangers, to be played Saturday night in New York. Some updates from Arlington:
Jay Beagle was absent from practice once more, not skating with his teammates as he continues to attempt to rehab a knee injury that he...
CBC's Ron MacLean leads into last night's NY Rangers / Washington Capitals match by saying "it's crazy to compare" 911 first responders to hockey players...and then he goes crazy.
Every time you...
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While last night was far from being Henrik Lundqvist's fault, an interesting trend is appearing as the Capitals seem to be targeting glove side high with their shots on the Rangers All Star goaltender.This was actually noted earlier in the week by Chuck Gormely of CSN Washington as he printed this quote from Capitals associate goalie coach Olie Kolzig..."You look at him...
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet, The Great 8? More like The Okay 8.
There was nothing great about Alex Ovechkin’s performance in Game 6 of the Washington Capitals performance against the New York Rangers Wednesday night.
He was certainly better than in Game 5 when he failed to register a shot on goal, but great? Nope.
Ovechkin scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, had three shots...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, Teams of destiny create their own. It’s time for the Rangers to do that tonight. It’s time for the Rangers to lay down a Game 6 hammer on the Capitals and put an end to this conference semifinal.
This isn’t as much about creating breathing space before the Eastern finals as it is about playing with authority, not allowing a vulnerable opponent...
With their 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 6 at the Verizon Center tonight, the New York Rangers now have to prepare themselves for their second straight series with a Game 7 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
This should not come as a surprise given the way the Blueshirts played tonight. There was not enough urgency, some sloppy play in their own zone and overall...
As I mentioned in my previous blog, this is the attitude that the New York Rangers need to have going into tonight’s Game 6 against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center.
After winning a thrilling Game 5 in overtime on Monday night at Madison Square Garden, the Blueshirts are one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1994. With...
The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center for Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 3-2. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, “For whatever reason, we didn’t do enough to try and end their season,” Brian Boyle said after the Rangers failed to clinch. “We knew they were going to be desperate.”
That was pretty much the theme throughout the room last night following a match in which the Rangers did not score against Braden Holtby until Marian Gaborik banked one...