Found May 04, 2013 on
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The Capitals defeated the Rangers today by a score of 1-0 in overtime to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. For a box score, click here.
Gonna point out a few things before getting to the OT goal....
The start to the game was much, much better. The Rangers were able to sustain pressure in the offensive zone and nearly scored when Stralman rang one off the crossbar.
For whatever reason, perhaps the early start had something to do with it, the Rangers could never sustain pressure in the Caps' offensive zone. Only 24 shots on goal in 68 minutes. Washington dominated play for large swath's of today's game.
Derrick Brassard was money in the circle. Brad Richards.... not so much, 4-14 including 1-5 in the defensive zone.
The Rangers gave up quite a few more odd-man rushes than normal. Luckily for the Rangers, Lundqvist was more than on his game today.
There truly are no adjectives worthy enough to describe Henrik's ...
BEST OF MAXIM
In Rick Nash's first playoff game as a Rangers and just the fifth of his career he fired 16 shots with eight of them making their way on goal, but, unfortunately for the player the Blueshirts signed to provide the offense they were lacking in last year's postseason, none of them found the back of the net. Nash has just one playoff goal in his career.
Here's Nash on...
John Tortorella takes a lot of heat from the press for his demeanor during post game press conferences, but last night he should have gotten a medal for biting his lip (00:25 mark)...
To watch at NHL.com, click here.
....did that reporter seriously ask Torts if the Rangers strategy for Game 2 will be to have LESS traffic in front of Holtby? In the history of the NHL,...
Forward Derek Dorsett has made his debut with the New York Rangers, dressing for Game 2 of their playoff series against the Washington Capitals after recovering from a broken collarbone.
Center Brian Boyle also returned from a right leg injury for Saturday's game.
Dorsett was thought to be done for the season when he was injured March 7 on a hit by Andrew Alberts in the Columbus...
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Yes, I’m aware out-puck-possessioning isn’t a word.
The Rangers out-shot the Caps last night by a margin of 36-30. The Rangers out-hit the Caps by a 41-32 margin. The Rangers out-Corsi’d (out-possessed) the Caps by a +16 margin. But yet, the Rangers lost. All of these stats would make you think that the Rangers outplayed the Caps. But, leading...
The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up starting at 12:30 p.m. The Capitals lead the series 1-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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We've posted some pretty classic tattoos over the years here on Outside the Boxscore but this one takes the cake as the best NHL one.
Check out this Washington Capitals fan who has part of the Capitals script logo tattooed on his knees:
(Courtesy of Next Impulse Sports)
Late in regulation during the Caps/Rangers game, Karl Alzner put a puck over the glass. Many thought it should have been a penalty but...
#NYR According to NHL, puck DEFLECTED off Alzner's stick. Because it wasn't shot or batted, as is the wording in rule 63.2, no delay of game
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) May 4, 2013
The TSN crew also discusses...
The Washington Capitals now have a commanding 2-0 series lead over the New York Rangers, thanks to Mike Green's overtime power-play blast the only goal that was able to solve either goalie in this Saturday afternoon matchup.The bounce-back season from Alex Ovechkin has been well documented. I mean,Ovechkin has been on a goal per game pace for his past 24 contests. For me however...
BRING IT ON
The Washington Capitals and their fans are riding high in light of the team’s 3-1, home ice victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff series. One big-time Capitals backer in the crowd at Verizon Center — who also happened to have some sweet seats — came to the arena prepared to razz Rangers surly head coach John Tortorella...
TSN is holding its Play of the Year bracket, which includes Eric Fehr's heroic overtime goal against the Bruins in March.
The Rangers could have very easily won Game 1 if they took advantage of the numerous opportunities presented to them. Here they are...
Carl Hagelin misses short-handed breakaway in second period...
To watch at NHL.com, click here.
...ugh, don't want to say game over if Hagelin scores there, but Rangers would have had a strangle hold on the game.
After Saturday's 1-0 overtime victory, Caps Outsider's camera caught defenseman Karl Alzner in a very celebratory pose.
The Rangers lost this afternoon in overtime. But there are three other games tonight that are worth watching. The Leafs and Bruins (Bruins lead 1-0) drop the puck at 7pm on CNBC. The Ducks and the Red Wings (Series tied 1-1) start at 7:30pm on NBCSN. Finally, the Blues and Kings (Blues up 2-0) drop the puck at 10pm on NBCSN.
If you don’t want to watch the other games, and are in...
#3 Washington Capitals at #6 New York Rangers
Capitals Lead Series 2-0
Location: Madison Square Garden
Time: 7:30 PM
TV: Local: CSN, National: NBCSN, Canada: TSN
Radio: 1500AM & 820AM
Game 1, May 2 in Washington: 3-1 W
Game 2, May 4 in Washington, 1-0 W (OT)
Game 4, May 8 in New York, 7:30 PM
Game 5*, May 10 in Washington...