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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

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils takes the puck as Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals defends on December 6, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.The Washington Capitals defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Struggling Devils, 4-1

Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 3:25 apart in the second period and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

12/06/2014

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11:  Mike Cammalleri #23 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by teammates Damon Severson #28 and Travis Zajac #19 after he scored in the second period against the Minnesota Wild on November 11, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils Snatch 1-0 Win From Capitals On Holtby Miscue

Braden Holtby didn’t let a shot get past him all game. Instead, he threw the hockey equivalent of a pick-six.

11/14/2014

Devils goalie Cory Schneider. (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Caps Beat Up On Devils, 6-2

Alex Ovechkin scored in his third straight game, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and the Washington Capitals beat New Jersey 6-2 on Thursday night, handing the Devils their first loss.

10/17/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Superhuman Lundqvist Carries Rangers On His Back Into Game 7

While Henrik Lundqvist was superman between the pipes, Derek Dorsett threw the Caps off their game with his agitation and intimidation.

05/13/2013

Rick Nash and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. (Photos by Elsa and Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: No-Show Nash And Invisible Richards Must Make Difference For Rangers In Game 6

The Rangers’ woeful 2-for-21 power play can be pinpointed to the underwhelming play of Brad Richards and Rick Nash, their two highest paid players.

05/12/2013

The Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, middle, is sandwiched by the Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh, left, and Anton Stralman during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ribeiro Stuns Rangers In Overtime, Gives Capitals 3-2 Series Lead

Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum – and the lead – in their first-round playoff series.

05/10/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers Winning

Let’s face it, the Rangers have a lot of positives going for them right now. And they’re playing the sort of gritty hockey typical of a John Tortorella-coached team.

05/09/2013

The New York Rangers jump the bench following their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Next Task For Rangers: Steal Home-Ice Advantage From Capitals

If the Blueshirts are going to come all the way back and knock out Washington, they need to figure out how to transport their Madison Square Garden offense to the nation’s capital.

05/09/2013

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

‘The Other Guy’ Braden Holtby Is Looking To Outperform Rangers’ Lundqvist

Less-heralded Braden Holtby is looking to continue outperforming Henrik Lundqvist as the series shifts to Madison Square Garden.

05/05/2013

Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals is knocked to the ice in the third period by Michael Del Zotto and Steve Eminger of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Lifeless Rangers Fall In Overtime, Head Back To MSG In 0-2 Series Hole

Mike Green scored the Game 2 overtime winner. The Rangers have slumped to an 2-0 series deficit due to an absent power play.

05/04/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kovalchuk, Devils Setting The Pace In The Atlantic

Ilya Kovalchuk and the determined Devils have the fortitude needed to win the Atlantic and perhaps make another visit to the Stanley Cup finals.

02/22/2013

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Hartnett: Spark Plug Carl Hagelin Igniting Rangers’ Upturn

From the drop of the puck to the final buzzer, Carl Hagelin’s legs are constantly churning.

02/18/2013

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

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