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Alex Ovechkin

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images for NHL)

NHL Appears Headed Toward 48-Game Season As Opposed To 50-Game Season

“I think 48 is most likely at this point, unless the players can expedite their ratification process,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email Monday to The Associated Press.

01/07/2013

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Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR Nightmare

A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.

10/26/2012

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Hartnett: NHL Stars Bolting For Europe, Expecting Long Lockout

Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.

09/18/2012

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Silverman: Adam Oates Has The Best Day Ever

In the same day, Adam Oates was named Head Coach of the Washington Capitals and inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame.

06/27/2012

Alexander Semin of the Washington Capitals attempts to control the puck against Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers in Game Seven. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blue-Collar Rangers Depend On Defense To Outlast Capitals

The Rangers’ mental toughness was the difference between winning and losing Game 7.

WFAN–05/13/2012

Brad Richards of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after Michael Del Zotto scored a goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Rangers Defeat Capitals In 7, Advance To Eastern Conference Finals

The Rangers advanced in a thrilling Game 7 and will face the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.

WFAN–05/12/2012

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers in action against Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: If Rangers Come With Anything Less Than Best, Physical Caps Will Take Game 7

Washington is good enough to play for the Eastern Conference Championship. If the Rangers come with anything less than their best effort, that’s just what the Capitals will end up doing.

05/11/2012

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Rangers’ Season Hinges On Game 7 At MSG; Devils Await Winner

It makes perfect sense that the Rangers and Washington Capitals are heading to a Game 7. In many ways, these teams are mirror images of each other.

05/10/2012

Rangers-Capitals Game 6

Rangers’ Season Once Again Down To 1 Game Following Game 6 Loss

Alex Ovechkin rebounded from a rare zero-shot performance by scoring after 88 seconds Wednesday night, Braden Holtby made 30 saves, and the Washington Capitals forced a Game 7 with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

WFAN–05/09/2012

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Callahan, Rangers Refuse To Be Frustrated By Caps’ Defense

Frustration was the word of the day at the Rangers’ complex Sunday. The Blueshirts were adamant: they won’t be frazzled by the Capitals’ tough defense.

05/07/2012

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Silverman: Momentum Slipping, Rangers Search For Winning Formula

The Rangers have lost momentum in their series with the Captials as the series is now evened 2-2 and are beginning to make excuses.

WFAN–05/06/2012

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Monzo Minor: Rangers Are Superior — Now They Need To Prove It On Road

Based on what I’ve seen, as long as the Rangers can find a way to consistently score (the $50,000 question), there seems to be no way they lose this series to the Capitals.

05/02/2012

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Rangers’ Testy Tortorella Won’t Tip Hand, Trades Barbs With Media Instead

To John Tortorella, there’s the wrong way — and then there’s his way.

05/02/2012

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Two

Ovechkin Playing Less And Less, But Capitals Win

Despite a career low in ice time, Ovechkin and the Capitals found a way to win Game 2 against the New York Rangers

05/01/2012

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Islanders Suffer Yet Another Unfathomable Third-Period Collapse

Matt Hendricks scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Washington Capitals finished off a dramatic three-goal comeback in a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

WFAN–03/13/2012

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