The Rangers have won their last five Game 7s dating to 2012, including a win in Pittsburgh last season that capped a rally from a 3-1 deficit.
“We let them talk,” Hagelin said of the Caps. “We’re gonna do everything we can to focus on (ourselves) and what we can do to win the game.”
In a thrilling series featuring two of the NHL’s top goal scorers and two of the league’s best goaltenders, Chris Kreider is stealing the spotlight.
“They’re afraid, because we’re big and strong and you can see how we score goals,” Ovechkin said. “We just put bodies in front of Lundqvist and it goes in.”
“We’re going to come back and win the series,” Ovechkin told reporters. “We’re going to play our game, and we’re going to come back and we’re going to play Montreal or Tampa.”
This is why King Henrik is paid the big bucks. He just continues to find new levels of concentration and coolness.
Chris Kreider scored in the first minute and final second of the opening period, Rick Nash and Dan Boyle added goals in the third, and the New York Rangers held on to edge the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday night and force a Game 7 in the second-round playoff series.
In-Kreider-able is one way of describing the Rangers’ performance over the weekend.
From two minutes away from elimination to two wins away from the Eastern Conference Finals, the Presidents’ Trophy winners are still very much alive in their second-round tilt with the Washington Capitals.
Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.
Captain Ryan McDonagh is looking to breathe life into the Rangers by bringing his best performance in a win-or-go-home Game 5.
Being on the brink is familiar territory for the Capitals and Rangers. The Caps have a history of being in position to advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and finding a way to squander it.
Losing in the second round would be really bad, but how the Blueshirts have gotten themselves into this predicament has been a lot worse.
The New York Rangers’ Alain Vigneault, Calgary’s Bob Hartley and Nashville’s Peter Laviolette are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as NHL’s coach of the year.
The Blueshirts are squeezing so hard, they’re on the verge of popping blood vessels.
The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games and won the NHL Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1994, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.