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Rock the Red:
New York Rangers
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The Washington Capitals forced a second pivotal game seven in their 2012 playoff run Wednesday night, knocking off the top-seeded New York Rangers by a score of 2-1. In doing so, the Capitals became the first team in the history of the NHL to win four consecutive games following a playoff loss. Washington was in control for most of this game, scoring on an early power play and never looking back, doubling their lead in the second period and grinding out the remainder of the game. New York scored very late to make the last minute interesting, but overall, this game was controlled by the Caps, an excellent performance on home ice in a critical game that could have been their last.
Clearly keen to shake off their extremely disappointing loss in game five, the Capitals pressured the Rangers right off the bat, drawing a power play after only 73 seconds. The hosts fed their ravenous fans immediately, as a beautiful passing play found Alex Ovechkin w...
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John Tortorella wanted him, Glen Sather wanted him and the vast majority of the Rangers universe (media and fans) acknowledged he was exactly what this team needed last summer. Now, Brad Richards is proving the supporters right and the few (misinformed) doubters very much wrong.
Richards has been far from perfect in his first year on Broadway and hell, Scott Gomez outscored him when...
Joel Ward, the Washington Capitals hero from round 1 may have cost his team a trip to the Eastern Conference Final. With less than a minute left in regulation and leading the New York Rangers by one goal, the Washington Capitals looked as if they would edge out the Blueshirts and grab a 3-2 series lead last night at Madison Square Garden. But with 21.3 seconds left, Capitals forward...
After the CT Whale sealed last night's 4-1 win against the Norfolk Admirals with a late empty net goal, which tied their Eastern Conference Semifinals at 2-2, Admiral player Scott Jackson tried to send a message by hitting Ryan Bourque high. Well Dylan McIlrath was not having it and immediately challenged Jackson (at 3:38 mark)...
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It is not what the Washington Capitals did tonight in Game 6 at the Verizon Center that led to a 2-1 final score in favor of the home team, but rather what the New York Rangers failed to do. In what was undoubtedly the team's worst performance of the series, the Blueshirts showed up for just one of three periods and blew opportunity after opportunity to get themselves back into...
88 seconds into last night's do-or-die Game 6 against the visiting New York Rangers, Alex Ovechkin sent a howitzer of a one timer high over Henrik Lundqvist's glove to give the Washington Capitals the early lead. The power play blast was the Captain's 30th career playoff goal, and tied him for the franchise lead him with Peter Bondra, who netted 30 in 80 career playoff...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News has this from Henrik Lundqvist on the Rangers lack of effort last night..."It felt like we were pretty far from where we have to be to win a game like this. It felt like we were not really close until the last 20 seconds."From Dan Girardi (via ESPN NY)..."They just came out really hard and I thought the effort was there for the most part...
Of the NHL’s 30 member clubs merely five remain alive in the quest for Stanley, and one of them is ours. That’s a remarkable and wonderful thing, relative to the Capitals’ standing of just two months ago, but better still is the manner in which they’ve arrived at this competitive precipice: all the red-sweatered-wearers are buying into the system and creed and demeanor of...
Series: Rangers lead 3-2
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (5-5-10)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (4-4-8)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (12 GS, 1.70 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (12 GS, 2.02 GAA, .930 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Derek Stepan-Brandon Prust
Finish the Capitals.
That will be the goal of the New York Rangers tonight as they enter the Verizon Center for Game 6 of this Eastern Conference Semifinal series with a 3-2 lead. It was a miraculous comeback in the final seconds of Game 5, which the Blueshirts would eventually win in overtime, that puts them in top position going into this contest. Just one win separates the...
The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday morning for a practice as they prepare for the decisive game seven of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Rangers, to be played Saturday night in New York. Some updates from Arlington:
Jay Beagle was absent from practice once more, not skating with his teammates as he continues to attempt to rehab a knee injury that he...
WASHINGTON -- Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals are giving the New York Rangers a taste of their own medicine. Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera provided the offense and Holtby stopped 30 of 31 shots, lifting the Capitals to a 2-1 win over the Rangers and forcing a decisive Game 7 in New York's Madison Square Garden Saturday night. In their history, the Rangers are...
Just when I thought the Rangers power play would never get another goal, they got two. And it wasn’t just any two power play goals — one tied the game with six seconds left and the second won it in overtime. What’s funny to me is I was planning to write about the “Curse [...]
Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy reports that Henrik Lundqvist has been voted into the third round of the EA Sports NHL13 cover contest.Lundqvist has been placed in Bracket B and voting for this bracket will run from May 18 through May 23.To vote for Lundqvist click here.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Early this morning, as Washington DC based Sports radio station 106.7 the Fan was discussing the Capitals Game 5 overtime loss to the New York Rangers, a Long Island based radio station called to add insult to injury. Anthony, morning show host of progressive rock radio station WEHM, called the Junkies on-air to asking them to describe the feeling of last nights' loss while...
I have an article ready to go about finishing off this series in Game 6, but I'm going to save it for tomorrow morning. Because to be honest, what we witnessed in Game 5 last night at Madison Square Garden was far too breathtaking to move on from already.
Brad Richards' tying goal with 6.6 seconds left:
When they show the view of the Rangers' reaction on the...