Found March 24, 2013 on
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
Late in the Capitals’ 4-0 win over Winnipeg on Thursday night, Mike Green gathered the puck behind the net and skated to the half wall to clear it out of the defensive zone. After Green released the puck, Jets forward Evander Kane cross-checked the defenseman into the boards.
It was a late and unnecessary hit, one that earned Kane a minor for cross-checking and a 10-minute misconduct, and it was the latest example of opponents targeting Washington’s No. 1 defenseman. Welcome back to game action, Mike Green.
“It’s a part of the game; obviously it’s a physical game, but every little opportunity we have to minimize it. And he’s a targeted man,” Coach Adam Oates said. “He’s got to come to grips with that — that they’re after him. They’re talking about Mike Green tonight. It will sure help him the more he understands that.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Alexander Ovechkin had a tough start to the month of March. Through the first eight games, Ovechkin had just two goals and five assists.
However “Ovi” has turned it around during the last five contests. The Washington captain has scored six goals and three assists. This has helped the Caps win four of their last five games.
Ovechkin has always been one for interesting phrases...
Nicklas Backstrom and the Washington Capitals earned a third straight road victory to enhance their chances of making the playoffs.
Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout and regulation to give the Capitals a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime, and stopped three of four Rangers in the shootout...
Nicklas Backstrom celebrates his power-play goal in the first period Sunday. (NYP)
Sunday night was another winning night for the Washington Capitals, who extended their streak of victories to three with a thrilling, dramatic, shootout win over the New York Rangers inside Madison Square Garden. After taking a 2-0 lead in the first ten minutes of the game off of goals from Nicklas...
With goalie Braden Holtby playing well and the offense starting to find its groove, the Washington Capitals hope they've put their early season struggles behind them.
The Capitals, though, have yet to put it all together against the New York Rangers.
Washington will try to continue its late-season push and beat the Rangers for the first time in three meetings on Sunday night...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7). The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank ninth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 15-13-2 (32 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been [...]
Only three points separated the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference standings. Both teams are in a fight to skate through the door that leads to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the two teams met at Madison Square Garden with the Rangers looking for the three game regular season sweep. As former [...]
The New York Rangers (15-13-2) host the Washington Capitals (14-16-1) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (97.8 FM), XM 213
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