Caps Edge Rangers To Take 3-1 Series LeadRookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Rangers On Short End Of Another Nail-Biter; Caps Lead Series 2-1With Braden Holtby matching Henrik Lundqvist save for save, the Capitals are proving just as adept at this sort of tight, low-scoring hockey.
Holtby, Backstrom Lead Capitals Past DevilsBraden 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.
Capitals Beat Struggling Devils, 4-1Jay 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.
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.
Ovechkin, Caps Beat Up On Devils, 6-2Alex 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.
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.
Hartnett: No-Show Nash And Invisible Richards Must Make Difference For Rangers In Game 6The 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.
Ribeiro Stuns Rangers In Overtime, Gives Capitals 3-2 Series LeadMike 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.
Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers WinningLet’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.
Next Task For Rangers: Steal Home-Ice Advantage From CapitalsIf 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.
'The Other Guy' Braden Holtby Is Looking To Outperform Rangers' LundqvistLess-heralded Braden Holtby is looking to continue outperforming Henrik Lundqvist as the series shifts to Madison Square Garden.