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Forget about pats on the backs and sighs of relief. The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals have no time to revel in their first-round playoff victories before they meet up again.
The seventh-seeded Capitals knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins in Boston on Wednesday in Game 7 and then watched the top-seeded Rangers outlast the Ottawa Senators a night later in that decisive game to avoid elimination.
Now the former division rivals are matched up in the Eastern Conference semifinals, their third postseason meeting in four years. The Capitals won the previous two over the Rangers and coach John Tortorella, but New York insists those series have no bearing on this one.
''Irrelevant,'' Tortorella said after practice Friday on the eve of Saturday's matinee opener at Madison Square Garden. ''This is another series. We found a way to get through a tough series against Ottawa, Washington is the next one. It doesn't matter what has hap...
BEST OF MAXIM
LET HIM HEAR IT
New York Rangers fans know how to insult an opposing player. They displayed their skills during Game 1 against the Caps.
And the magical season lives on.
As stated in the pregame, it was only proper that this blow-for-blow Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators was decided by a Game 7. As John Tortorella said in his postgame presser, the first round can sometimes be the most difficult. The Senators, although seeded eighth, surely gave the Rangers a...
The Rangers opened up the series with a 301 win over the Capitals at MSG. This was one of those games that saw it all: great goaltending, offense, defense, and penalty killing. The powerplay was lacking for both sides, but that’s what happens in this kind of game.
Here’s the scoring:
There’s not much to be said on this goal but dumb luck. Artem Anismov picked up...
In the hours before his fourth NHL game and first Game 7, Chris Kreider discusses his comfort level in the professional game (NHL.com)..."I'm more and more comfortable and things start coming second nature. It's being in the defensive zone and being a little bit more aware of what you're supposed to be doing and where you're supposed to be."If you can get...
TheNYRBlog reader Zach R. sends me this amazing pic he took of Henrik Lundqvist getting focused during warm-ups before Game 7 last night...Here's Lundqvist's teammates on his play last night (via Newsday)...Marian Gaborik..."Hank stood on his head. He made unbelievable saves there."Dan Girardi..."He is one of the best goalies in the league, if not the best...
Series: Tied 0-0
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (2-3-5)
OTT Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (2-3-5)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (7 GS, 1.70 GAA, .940 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Braden Holtby (7 GS, 2.00 GAA, .940 SV%)
Rangers Lines (Confirmed):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brandon Dubinsky-Brandon Prust
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Ryan Callahan (finger) participated in this morning's skate, however, Brian Boyle (concussion) did not.Arthur Staple at Newsday says Boyle was seen riding a stationary bike this morning, but is not close to returning....figured Callahan would be ready to go. Don't like hearing that Boyle isn't even close to returning. Hopefully...
Unfortunately with the Eastern Conference Semifinals beginning just two days after the New York Rangers eliminated the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the quarterfinals, time is limited on what I can bring you as far as preview material goes. But thankfully there are not many secrets to be unveiled in this Rangers – Capitals second round match-up, because these two clubs have become...
Henrik Lundqvist leads Rangers into second round vs. Caps.
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...
For the 3rd time in the past 4 years, the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers will meet in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In both of the previous 2 series, the Capitals and Rangers met in the first round of the playoffs, with the Capitals advancing on both occasions. This time around the two will meet having already advanced past the first round and, more importantly, the...
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals today by the score of 3-1.
The Rangers played their type of game, holding Washignton to 18 shots while only taking 14 of their own.
The game winning goal came at the 7 minute mark in the 3rd period by Chris Kreider.
Here’s the winning goal…
As we learned late Thursday night with the result of the Rangers’ game seven, the Washington Capitals will face off against the Blueshirts in the Eastern Conference semifinals. It will be the third time in the last four seasons that the Caps have played the boys from Broadway in the postseason. Read on for my breakdown of the series, broken down piece by piece.
Yesterday, we asked you, the fans, who you did or did not want the Flyers to play in Round 2 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. We promised that we would post our favorite comments onto the site in an article just like this one. We were originally going to post one unique comment per team, but we figured we would put as many as we could.
These comments were mainly from yesterday before...
#7 Washington Capitals (42-32-8) at #1 New York Rangers (51-24-7) Location: Madison Square Garden Time: 3:00 PM TV: NBC (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Previous Games: Nov 25, 2011 NYR@WSH, 3-6 L Dec 28, 2011 NYR@WSH, 4-1 W Feb 12, 2012 WSH@NYR, 2-3 LApr 7, 2012 WSH@NYR, 4-1 W Next Game:Apr 30, 2012 WSH@NYR, 7:30 PMFamiliar Faces of Former Capitals: D Steve Eminger (212 GP...