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Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum - and the lead - in their first-round playoff series.
Ribeiro put in the puck after Troy Brouwer deflected a shot from the blue line.
The Capitals lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday in New York.
The home team has won every game in the series, with Washington taking the first two and New York pulling even in Games 3 and 4. The Capitals have been fighting history along the way: The franchise has lost eight playoff series in which it has held a two-game lead.
Brian Boyle scored for New York in the first minute. Joel Ward tied it in the second period.
BEST OF MAXIM
One of the most exciting 2013 NHL playoff series has to be the Eastern Conference quarterfinals match-up between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals.
With the series tied at 2 and game five heading to an overtime period, things appeared to be getting tight on both sides.
With nine minutes gone in the overtime period, Capitals defenseman Mike Ribeiro ended the game...
Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s best offensive players, but his defensive skills — and efforts — are simply embarrassing.
At least they were on Wednesday night, when he was gliding through his defensive zone as the Rangers put up a third period insurance goal at Madison Square Garden.
Check out his pathetic attempt at backchecking in the video below, and if you have kids...
While Alex Ovechkin feels the Rangers don't like to be physical, it's him who apparently doesn't like to hustle as seen in this hysterical .gif of Derek Stepan's game winner last night...
...if I'm a Capitals fan I'm furious with that half ass effort. It's bad enough he's not scoring, now he's not even hustling. Embarrassing.
The NHL announced today that Alexander Ovechkin was named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player, as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Ovechkin won the award twice in a row in 2007-08 and 2008-09. He was also a finalist for the award in 2009-10.
Photo: Washington Post
Already a finalist for the Ted Lindsay...
Capitals fans were pumped up and ready for Game 5, including Troy Brouwer's biggest fans.
The Washington Capitals have called up right wings Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from Hershey of the AHL ahead of Friday's Game 5 against the New York Rangers.
Crabb and Wilson joined the Capitals on Thursday. The Capitals-Rangers series is tied at two games apiece.
The Capitals needed a right wing after Martin Erat suffered an upper body injury in Game 4. Coach Adam Oates said...
#3 Washington Capitals at #6 New York Rangers
Capitals Lead Series 3-2
Location: Madison Square Garden
Time: 4:30 PM
TV: Local: CSN, National: CNBC, Canada: TSN
Radio: 1500AM & 820AM
Game 1, May 2 in Washington: 3-1 W
Game 2, May 4 in Washington, 1-0 W (OT)
Game 3, May 6 in New York, 3-4 L
Game 4, May 8 in New York, 3-4 L
Game 6, May...
TODAY’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals today at Madison Square Garden (4:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The Blueshirts currently trail in the series 3-2, following a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 5 on Friday at Verizon Center. The Rangers enter the contest with [...]
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 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The series is currently tied at two games apiece, following a 4-3 win in Game 4 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with [...]
Even though I lost my mom a few years ago, I still think of her especially when it comes to hockey.
One memory will always stand out.
During the Wings cup run in 1998, I was luck enough to win 2 tickets to watch game 3 of the SCF against the Washington Capitals, tickets courtesy of a local radio station.
It was a fly in a few hours before the game, go to the game and fly out...
Not a single member of the current Washington Capitals roster is from Washington. In fact, Jeff Halpern remains the only player born-and-bred in the area to make the local NHL team, and he's come and gone twice in his 13 seasons in the league.
So perhaps Jason Chimera, a native of Edmonton who has been with the Capitals only since 2009, could be forgiven for his response when...
This is an easy one to write...
It was all about the extra hockey...
After the Toronto Maple Leafs survived their third period against the Boston Bruins with a 2-goal lead turning into a one goal lead for the last nine minutes... and the HQ means survived... 2-1 was the final and game 6 is in Toronto Sunday night.
Washington was in a back and...
The Washington Capitals took a 3-2 series lead in the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Friday night inside Verizon Center, winning 2-1 in overtime on a goal from Mike Ribeiro. Down early following a goal from Brian Boyle after less than a minute, the Capitals killed off four penalties in the first and second periods,...