Ordinary clubs crumble when their backs are pressed against the wall. Not the panic-less Rangers. They chip away.
“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.”
This is why King Henrik is paid the big bucks. He just continues to find new levels of concentration and coolness.
Captain Ryan McDonagh is looking to breathe life into the Rangers by bringing his best performance in a win-or-go-home Game 5.
Without Mats Zuccarello, New York’s scoring issues have become exposed. Case in point: Wednesday’s Game 4 loss to the Capitals.
Rick Nash is an easy target. That will happen when you’ve scored five goals in 45 playoff games with the Rangers. But fans need to begin appreciating his all-around game.
Like fire and ice, Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Lundqvist are two forces of nature colliding in an Eastern Conference semifinal showdown currently knotted at 1-1.
Once the bitterness wears off, New York fans might realize that Game 1 should be remembered for the show put on by Ovi.
Barry Trotz has molded the Caps into a rugged group. But soon, the Rangers will teach them that you can’t hit what you can’t catch.
Standing between the Rangers and a trip to the Eastern Conference finals is reborn Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin.
Call him “Big-Game Brass.” Like clockwork, Rangers center Derick Brassard has emerged — again — as a go-to guy in the playoffs.
The Rangers came out of the gates flat in Game 4. It was a sloppy, turnover-prone, all-around dreadful start. What they needed was a kick in the butt.
The Penguins are headed for an embarrassingly quick playoff exit and another summer filled with questions if Crosby and Malkin don’t get their act together.
The suddenly vulnerable Blueshirts will enter the lion’s den when they take the ice at Consol Energy Center against the Penguins on Monday night.
When they have a lead, the Blueshirts knuckle down. They are the masters of closing out victories. The Penguins got a taste of it in Game 1 on Thursday night.