Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers hots Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals into the boards during the first period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 2, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kreider’s Early Goal Leads Rangers Over Capitals In Game 2

Chris Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff and the New York Rangers bounced back from a tough, last-second loss and defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 Saturday.

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at Verizon Center on March 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Rangers Complete Stellar Regular Season, Defeat Capitals 4-2

Kevin Hayes and Dominic Moore each had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots and the New York Rangers capped their stellar regular season with a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon.


NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers prepares for the game against the Vancouver Canucks on February 19, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Chimera Score 2 Each In Caps’ Win Over Rangers

Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.


at Verizon Center on February 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Holtby Shines As Capitals Edge Islanders 3-2 In Shootout

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the lone goal in a shootout, Braden Holtby had 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.


Islanders captain John Tavares and other members of his line celebrate their second-period goal against the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Capitals To Host Metropolitan Division-Leading Islanders

The Islanders have won six of seven as they continue their push for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.


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.


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.


UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 05: Kevin Czuczman #24 of the New York Islanders slows up Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kuznetsov’s SO Goal Lifts Capitals Over Isles 4-3

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday that kept Washington’s playoff hopes alive.


Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

Holtby Makes 25 Saves, Capitals Beat Devils

Julien Brouillette broke a scoreless tie with his first NHL goal midway through the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 Saturday night in the teams’ final game before the Olympic break.


Kyle Okposo takes part in the Islanders’ first practice at the Barclays Center on Sept.  12, 2013 in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Scores 2 As Capitals Top Islanders 6-2

Alex Ovechkin returned from a shoulder injury to score his 11th and 12th goals of the season, and the Washington Capitals rode a second-period flurry to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.


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Keefe To The City: Chat With Brian Monzo

Brian Monzo, producer for WFAN and hockey writer for, joined me to look back at Game 1 and ahead to Game 2 and the rest of the Rangers-Capitals series.