Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/29/12
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals by the score of 3-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....i hope you like defensive hockey because that's what you're going to see in this series. Which, to me, favors the Rangers because they are much better at playing the low scoring, defensive minded game....so I think this Kreider kid might have a chance to be a decent NHL player. lol. His speed is devastating for opponents. Allows him to make plays no one else can....Richards may have had an underwhelming regular season points-wise, but he is sure earning that contract this post-season....speaking of Richards, the play-making ability of Stepan recently has him looking like a young Richards....don't think something special is happening here? Just minutes after the Rangers showed Stephane Matteau on the jumbotron, Anisimov scores a goal eerily similar to Matteau's do...
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