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Alex Ovechkin

Chris Kreider celebrates a goal against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 2, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Chris Kreider Leading Rangers’ Comeback Against Ovechkin, Caps

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.

05/12/2015

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Six

Capitals Winger Alex Ovechkin: Rangers Are ‘Afraid’ Of Us

“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.”

05/11/2015

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Six

Alex Ovechkin Guarantees Capitals Will Beat Rangers In Game 7

“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.”

05/11/2015

Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Alex Ovechkin during the first period in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 2, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Mouthwatering Lundqvist-Ovechkin Matchup Will Only Get Better

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.

05/04/2015

Former Rangers captain Mark Messier (Al Bello/Allsport/Getty Images), Washington's Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Sorry Rangers Fans, But Ovechkin-Messier Comparison Is Dead-On

Once the bitterness wears off, New York fans might realize that Game 1 should be remembered for the show put on by Ovi.

05/01/2015

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers is hit from behind by Tim Gleason of the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on April 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Capitals Stun Rangers On Ward Goal With 1.3 Seconds Left In Third

Joel Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek.

05/01/2015

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

John Tavares In Running For NHL’s Hart Trophy

The Islanders captain was named a finalist for the MVP award along with Washington forward Alex Ovechkin and Montreal goalie Carey Price.

04/30/2015

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals celebrates a second-period goal by Joel Ward against the New York Islanders during Game 7 of their opening-round playoff series at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Hey Rangers, Meet The New And Improved Alex Ovechkin

Standing between the Rangers and a trip to the Eastern Conference finals is reborn Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin.

04/28/2015

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals waits for a faceoff during the second period against the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boychuk, Islanders Out To Keep Putting The Squeeze On Ovechkin

The Isles have made it a point of emphasis to limit the amount of room the left-winger has to unload his lethal slap shot. They hope to keep him silenced in Game 4.

04/21/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal in the third period against the New York Islanders during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 4-3. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Caps Even Series At 1 With 4-3 Win Over Isles

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.

04/17/2015

Brock Nelson (L) and Eric Fehr go after the puck in third period of the Islanders' 4-1 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center on April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Islanders Looking To Take 2-Game Lead Back To Coliseum

Islanders captain John Tavares echoed coach Jack Capuano’s message that they’ll need to be wary of a better Capitals performance in Game 2.

04/17/2015

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders returns to the bench following a shootout goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Captains Ovechkin, Tavares Get Set For Capitals-Islanders Matchup

The 24-year-old Tavares enters his second career playoff series after finishing fourth to Ovechkin with 38 goals and second in the league — two spots ahead of Ovechkin — with 86 points.

04/14/2015

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates J.T. Miller and Dan Boyle after scoring a first-period goal against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on March 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rangers Take Control Of Metro Division With Win Over Capitals

Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin’s league-leading 45th goal.

03/12/2015

The New York Rangers celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-2 in a game at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Take Game Up A Notch Against Ovechkin, Extend Streak To 7

The Rangers always seem to find a way to kick their game up a notch when Alex Ovechkin and the Caps enter MSG.

12/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a penalty shot against Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at the Prudential Center on December 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Holtby, Backstrom Lead Capitals Past Devils

Braden Holtby made 21 saves, Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist and Alex Ovechkin scored a highlight-reel goal as the Capitals continued to roll with a 4-0 victory on Saturday night.

12/20/2014

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