Joel Ward

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers is hit from behind by Tim Gleason of the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on April 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Capitals Stun Rangers On Ward Goal With 1.3 Seconds Left In Third

Joel Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek.


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Tavares Leads Isles Demoltion Of The Caps

John Tavares led the way with two power play goals in the Isles 5-2 victory over the Caps.


Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Five

Rangers One Win Away From Eastern Finals Berth

The top-seeded Rangers lead the series 3-2, one victory from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1997.


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Silverman: Brad Richards, Marc Staal Author Late Magic For Rangers

The Rangers will have the momentum when they step on the ice Wednesday night. That will last until the puck is dropped.


Brad Richards of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate Dan Girardi after scoring a goal to tie up the game late in the third period against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: There Isn’t Any Quit In These New York Rangers

The Rangers kept their focus under the most intense pressure to deliver a Game 5 victory. There isn’t an off-switch inside these Rangers who never quit.


Fans arrive for the game between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Boston’s Great Shame

The hard work and decisive backhand shot by Joel Ward that ended the Bruins’ season has ignited childish anger that manifests itself through the most racist language and attitude imaginable.