Found April 27, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The New York Rangers will be doing just that tomorrow afternoon at Madison Square Garden as the team begins its second round series against the Washington Capitals. For the Blueshirts, this playoff match-up has no surprises. The two teams met in both the 2009 and 2011 postseason and both times, the Capitals came away with the series victory. The main difference is the seeding of these two clubs. The Rangers finished in the top spot in the Eastern Conference while the Capitals took the seventh seed. For the Rangers to be successful in this series, the team will need to once again play “Ranger hockey”. The club will need to be all over the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich. As such, the Blueshirts should be prepared to block a ton of shots this series. On the other side, the Rangers’ big offensive players need to step up and produce. Marian Gaborik really needs to start scoring some goals while others like Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, Der...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
LET HIM HEAR IT

Rangers fans taunt Ovechkin

New York Rangers fans know how to insult an opposing player. They displayed their skills during Game 1 against the Caps.

Postgame: Rangers Eliminate Senators, Advance to Semis to Face Caps

And the magical season lives on. As stated in the pregame, it was only proper that this blow-for-blow Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators was decided by a Game 7. As John Tortorella said in his postgame presser, the first round can sometimes be the most difficult. The Senators, although seeded eighth, surely gave the Rangers a...

Video: Torts, Rangers Ready for Game 7 vs. Senators

John Tortorella looks forward to having home ice advantage in Game 7... To watch at MSG.com, click here.For the players thoughts on Game 7 against the Senators, click the "Read More" tab below. Henrik Lundqvist talks to the media after practice about how the Rangers stepped up to win Game 6, carrying the momentum into a home Game 7 and being named a finalist for...

Things Starting to Come Second Nature for Kreider

In the hours before his fourth NHL game and first Game 7, Chris Kreider discusses his comfort level in the professional game (NHL.com)..."I'm more and more comfortable and things start coming second nature. It's being in the defensive zone and being a little bit more aware of what you're supposed to be doing and where you're supposed to be."If you can get...

Lundqvist Was Focused Last Night

TheNYRBlog reader Zach R. sends me this amazing pic he took of Henrik Lundqvist getting focused during warm-ups before Game 7 last night...Here's Lundqvist's teammates on his play last night (via Newsday)...Marian Gaborik..."Hank stood on his head. He made unbelievable saves there."Dan Girardi..."He is one of the best goalies in the league, if not the best...

ECSF Game 1: Capitals at Rangers

Series: Tied 0-0 NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (2-3-5) OTT Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (2-3-5) NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (7 GS, 1.70 GAA, .940 SV%) OTT Goaltender: Braden Holtby (7 GS, 2.00 GAA, .940 SV%) Rangers Lines (Confirmed): Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan Ruslan Fedotenko-Brandon Dubinsky-Brandon Prust Artem...

Morning Skate Notes: Cally In; Boyle Out; Kreider Not Intimidated; Konopka Out?

Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Ryan Callahan (finger) participated in this morning's skate, however, Brian Boyle (concussion) did not.Arthur Staple at Newsday says Boyle was seen riding a stationary bike this morning, but is not close to returning....figured Callahan would be ready to go. Don't like hearing that Boyle isn't even close to returning. Hopefully...

Pregame: Rangers and Senators Square Off in Deciding Game 7

Not many anticipated a Game 7 to be required to decide this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the first seed New York Rangers and eighth seed Ottawa Senators, but here we are, just several hours away from what promises to be a thrilling and memorable night at Madison Square Garden. Neither team was able to collect a commanding lead in the series at any point, as it...

Breaking Down Rangers vs. Capitals Semifinal Series

Unfortunately with the Eastern Conference Semifinals beginning just two days after the New York Rangers eliminated the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the quarterfinals, time is limited on what I can bring you as far as preview material goes. But thankfully there are not many secrets to be unveiled in this Rangers – Capitals second round match-up, because these two clubs have become...

Rangers, Capitals open second-round series

Henrik Lundqvist leads Rangers into second round vs. Caps.

Capitals (7)-Rangers (1) Series Preview

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 Play Their Game, Take 1-0 Series Lead Over The Capitals

The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals today by the score of 3-1. The Rangers played their type of game, holding Washignton to 18 shots while only taking 14 of their own. The game winning goal came at the 7 minute mark in the 3rd period by Chris Kreider. Here’s the winning goal…

Breaking Down Round Two: Capitals vs. Rangers

As we learned late Thursday night with the result of the Rangers’ game seven, the Washington Capitals will face off against the Blueshirts in the Eastern Conference semifinals.  It will be the third time in the last four seasons that the Caps have played the boys from Broadway in the postseason.  Read on for my breakdown of the series, broken down piece by piece. Forwards: The...

The Fans Have Spoken!

Yesterday, we asked you, the fans, who you did or did not want the Flyers to play in Round 2 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. We promised that we would post our favorite comments onto the site in an article just like this one. We were originally going to post one unique comment per team, but we figured we would put as many as we could. These comments were mainly from yesterday before...

Playoff Pregame #8: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers

#7 Washington Capitals (42-32-8) at #1 New York Rangers (51-24-7) Location: Madison Square Garden Time: 3:00 PM TV: NBC (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Previous Games: Nov 25, 2011 NYR@WSH, 3-6 L Dec 28, 2011 NYR@WSH, 4-1 W Feb 12, 2012 WSH@NYR, 2-3 LApr  7, 2012 WSH@NYR, 4-1 W Next Game:Apr 30, 2012 WSH@NYR, 7:30 PMFamiliar Faces of Former Capitals: D Steve Eminger (212 GP...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.