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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To John Tortorella, there’s the wrong way — and then there’s his way.
Despite a career low in ice time, Ovechkin and the Capitals found a way to win Game 2 against the New York Rangers
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.
Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:35 of overtime after Troy Brouwer tallied twice in the final 3 1-2 minutes of regulation, giving the Washington Capitals an improbable 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 17 shots to hand the Washington Capitals their first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders got two goals from PA Parenteau in a 3-0 victory Tuesday night.
Alexander Semin scored twice, Troy Brouwer tallied the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period, and the Washington Capitals halted the New York Rangers’ five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice and Ryan Callahan had three assists as the New York Rangers set a season high for goals in a 6-3 win over the erratic Washington Capitals.
David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made a pad save on Nicklas Backstrom, and the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 3-2 victory
Jason Chimera scored a short-handed goal 2:27 into the third period and Marcus Johansson added an insurance tally eight minutes later, leading the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils Friday night.
It’s hard to really point the finger at what went wrong at MSG last night. During the first two periods, the Rangers did all the right things to win. Then the 3rd period happened.