The Rangers continued their dominance over the Southeast Division today, knocking off the Caps by a score of 4-1. The Rangers started off slow –par for the course– but really turned it up in the second period, scoring twice to make it three unanswered goals (en route to four). Martin Biron was solid in net, and the powerplay continued its success. This was another solid game for the Rangers, who have now won five of six. On to the goals:
Biron wants this back.
Caps 1, Rangers 0
There’s not much to really break down on this one. Marcus Johansson out-muscled Taylor Pyatt at the half boards, which honestly shouldn’t have happened. Since Johansson kept the play alive, the Caps were able to work the puck to the point for a shot by Steve Oleksy. Ryan McDonagh was tied up with Joel Ward in front, and it looks like the shot just evades Martin Biron. He probably wants that one back, even though it appeared that he took a stick from Ward to the mask as the shot came in (per Andrew Gross).