Originally posted on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 4/29/13
As the Southeast Division Champion Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers are gearing up to face each other in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals this week, let's take a look back at the regular season series between the two teams.  Washington Capitals Record vs. New York Rangers: 1-2  vs. #6                                  #3 26-18-4, 56 points          27-18-3, 57 points See the head-to-head match-up! (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) The Games February 17 in New York:  1-2 Loss Goalies: Braden Holtby vs. Henrik Lundqvist Caps PP:  0/4, Caps PK:  4/5 Shots For: 28, Shots Against: 40 Game-Winning Goal:  Derek Stepan Notes: The Capitals jumped out to an early lead with a John Carlson goal just 79 seconds into the game. The Capitals did not score again as Carl Hagelin scored in the second period and Derek Stepan scored in the third period on the powerplay to win the game for New York. March 10 in Washington  1-4 Loss Goalies:  Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth vs. Martin Biron Caps PP:  0/3, Caps PK:  1/2 Shots For: 29, Shots Against: 30 Game-Winning Goal:  Brian Boyle Notes:  Once again, the Capitals got an early goal from a defenseman to take the lead, this time Steve Oleksy's first NHL goal put the Capitals ahead 1-0 just 2:16 into the game. Derek Stepan responded for the Rangers midway through the first period. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan scored goals 41 seconds apart in the second, and Brad Richards sealed the win with a late third-period tally for the final margin. March 24 in New York  3-2 Shootout Win Goalies: Braden Holtby vs. Henrik Lundqvist Caps PP:  1/3, Caps PK:  1/2 Shots For: 24, Shots Against: 32 Game-Winning Shootout Goal: Nicklas Backstrom Notes:  The Capitals took the lead in the first perio for the third straight game, getting a powerplay goal from Nicklas Backstrom and an even strength goal by Alex Ovechkin before the game was 10 minutes old. The Rangers got two goals in the second half of the period, an unexpected tally from scrapper Arron Asham and a powerplay tally for Derek Stepan, to close the scoring for the game. Team Stats   Washington   New York Goals For 4 1.33 per game 8 2.67 per game Even Strength Goals For 3 1.00 per game 5 1.67 per game Shots For 81 27.0 per game 102 34 per game Powerplay 1/10 10.0% 3/9 33.3% Penalty Kill 6/9 66.7% 9/10 90.0% The Goalies New York GP W L TOI GAA Sv% GA Sv SA Henrik Lundqvist 2 1 1 124:54 1.44 .942 3 49 52 Martin Biron 1 1 0 60:00 1.00 .966 1 28 29 Washington GP W L TOI GAA Sv% GA Sv SA Braden Holtby 3 1 2 155:08 2.71 .923 7 84 91 Michal Neuvirth 1 0 0 28:26 2.11 .909 1 10 11 The Leading Scorers Washington GP G A PTS +/-    New York GP G A PTS +/- John Carlson 3 1 1 2 +1   Derek Stepan 3 3 0 3 +1 Alex Ovechkin 3 1 1 2 -1   Brad Richards 3 1 2 3 E Nicklas Backstrom 3 1 1 2 E   Carl Hagelin 3 1 2 3 +2 Steve Oleksy 2 1 1 2 +1   Rick Nash 3 0 3 3 +2 Jason Chimera 3 0 1 1 E   Ryan McDonagh 3 0 3 3 +1 Marcus Johansson 2 0 1 1 E   Michael Del Zotto 3 0 2 2 +1 Mike Ribeiro 3 0 1 1 -2   Ryan Callahan 3 1 0 1 +1 Eric Fehr 3 0 1 1 E   Brian Boyle 3 1 0 1 +2               Arron Asham 2 1 0 1 +1               Kris Newbury 1 0 1 1 +1 Follow Andy Green on Twitter
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