Found May 02, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Katie Carrera at the Washington Post talked to a number of Capital players about the difficulties the team may face sticking to their defensive game plan now that the series has shifted to Washington...Troy Brouwer..."I know we're in front of the home crowd and they may want to see some flash and some dazzle but we have to keep our game the same as we were playing on the road because that's what's been successful for us — be patient, defense first, capitalize on our opportunities and just play a solid game."Karl Alzner..."We've just got to remind ourselves: Don't get fancy. Don't try to make those extra plays. That is the hardest part of playing at home. We've still got a lot of confidence at home. I think that's still where we play our best hockey. It'll really help, I think, against the Rangers. They're a good team on their ice. It'll be nice to get the crowd behind us so we can get a little bit more momentum."...this...

Karl Alzner's Dogs Take Out Frustration of Triple-OT Loss on Capitals Defenseman's Apartment (Photo)

Karl Alzner and the Capitals suffered a tough loss on Wednesday night after falling to the New York Rangers in three -- yes, three -- overtimes. But the worst of it for Alzner may have been still to come, when he arrived home to find his apartment in ruin. Alzner's two dogs had apparently been unable to contain their excitement during the game and, left to their own devices for...

Report: Evgeny Kuznetsov won't join Washington Capitals

Reports out of Russia indicate Washington Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov will remain in the KHL for another two years. According to Dmitry Chesnokov, Kuznetsov said he will play for Traktor Chelyabinsk until 2014. The nearly 20-year-old winger reportedly told SovSport he doesn't feel ready for the NHL yet. The internal pressure on Kuznetsov to stay in Russia is thought...

Ovechkin playing less and less, but Capitals win

Alex Ovechkin's ice time keeps shrinking in the playoffs, all the way down to a career-low 131/2 minutes in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals' Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers. Seems to be working so far. With the teams tied at a game apiece as they shift to Washington for Game 3 on Wednesday, followed by Game 4 on Saturday, a major topic of conversation...

Ovechkin needs to lead from the front

Lost in all the talk about Capitals star winger Alexander Ovechkin's diminished ice time is the fact that the 3rd and 4th lines are shutting down the opponent's top lines while scoring critical goals themselves. While this is terrific news, the Caps need their Captain and best player to lead from the front.Thus far Ovechkin has said all the media friendly things like "...

Ovechkin on lack of ice time: ‘Sometimes you just have to put eye in your butt…’

A lot of time has been spent in D.C. (and the NHL world at-large) debating and speculating — all the while engaged in perhaps some hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing (who knows?) regarding the precipitous drop in ice time of the Washington Capitals’ shrinking violet of a Russian superstar, Alexander Ovechkin. Down a game to the New [...]

Washington Capitals steal home ice advantage — and then lose it

The Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals with every one of the seven games being won by a single goal and four of them requiring overtime.  Why would you expect the conference semifinals to be any different?  The answer is that you wouldn’t, and — so far — these games haven’t been. The New York Rangers won the first...

Ovechkin only needs a moment to topple Rangers

Even in a game in which Alex Ovechkin is being razzed by the opposing crowd and largely disrespected by his own coach, he is hardly the player on the Capitals that the Rangers want to see with the puck on his stick with a chance to be the difference-maker in the second-round series between the teams. Ovechkin played sparingly in the first two periods -- and finished with a playoff...

The "C" Is For Clutch: Capitals 3, Rangers 2

Once again this Spring, the Washington Capitals found themselves down 1-0 on the road to open a playoff series, and once again they found a way to even the series before heading back to D.C.  On a night they blew a two-goal lead, their captain scored the game-winning goal with 7:27 to go to put the Caps ahead for good.  Alex Ovechkin, who seems to play less each game, fired a...

Karl Alzner Returns Home From Triple-OT Loss To Rangers And Finds This…

Poor guy. After Karl Alzner of the New York Rangers had just played in a marathon game against the Washington Capitals and lost in the 3rd overtime, all he wanted to do was go home and fall asleep. To his surprise though, he returned home to find his dogs had terrorized his house. Kind of cute, kind of sad, and kind of funny.   H/T Hot Clicks Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Rangers-Capitals Preview

Alex Ovechkin's ice time keeps shrinking in the playoffs, all the way down to a career-low 131/2 minutes in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals' Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers. Seems to be working so far. With the teams tied at a game apiece and shifting to Washington for Game 3 on Wednesday, followed by Game 4 on Saturday, a major topic of conversation...

Game 3 Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The series is tied at one game apiece following the Blueshirts 3-2 loss to the Capitals in Game 2 on Monday at Madison [...]

Bruins Fans Only Have One Logical Choice When It Comes to Rooting Interests for Rest of Playoffs

Bruins fans certainly weren't ready to see their season end last week after just seven games in this year's playoffs. Unfortunately for B's fans, the Washington Capitals had other ideas, eliminating the Stanley Cup champs in Game 7. Now, Bruins fans are left to put their support behind another team in this year's playoffs, something that isn't always easy.

Video- Don Cherry Tonight

On Coach’s Corner, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed Alex Ovechkin, the Nashville suspensions and a few other topics.

Playoff Pregame #10: Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

#7 Washington Capitals vs. #1 New York Rangers Location: Verizon Center Time: 7:30 PM TV: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule:Game 1:   Apr 28, 2012, WSH@NYR, 1-3 LGame 2:   Apr 30, 2012, WSH@NYR, 3-2 WGame 4:   May  5, 2012, NYR@WSH, 12:30 PMGame 5:   May  7, 2012, WSH@NYR, 7:30 PMGame 6*: May  9, 2012, NYR@WSH, TBDGame 7*: May 12, 2012...

On the Rebound

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Wednesday night’s game between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers, which bled in to Thursday morning, was en epic clash of two big, strong, physical teams.  The game stretched to three overtimes.  By the end, players were bloodied and sucking down energy supplements.  It was four hours and 34 minutes of war. “Oh my god,” said...
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