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.
Despite losing Game 1, the Rangers showed exactly why they are going to be the hardest team in the NHL to eliminate in a seven-game series.
Boomer’s mood was quickly altered this morning when he learned that his frozen Alex Ovechkin jersey was, well, no longer frozen.
When the Rangers arrive on Wednesday night for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, they’ll face a Capitals team that is less elegant and more workmanlike than the one they routed during the Christmas shopping season.
With a win over the Devils and a little outside help, the Rangers find themselves head-to-head against the Washington Capitals. “We’ve been in the playoffs,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said. “This is the next round of the playoffs for us.”