Found April 28, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
For the 3rd time in the past 4 years, the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers will meet in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  In both of the previous 2 series, the Capitals and Rangers met in the first round of the playoffs, with the Capitals advancing on both occasions.  This time around the two will meet having already advanced past the first round and, more importantly, the Rangers will be the ones with the home ice advantage.  Here’s a quick look at what each team did in the regular season to get here.  Parentheses note league rank. Continue reading "Capitals (7)-Rangers (1) Series Preview"
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