Nicklas Backstrom

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

Rangers goalie Cam Talbot. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talbot Does His Job, But Rangers Fall In Washington

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.

12/27/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Have Work Cut Out For Them This Summer

For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.

06/12/2013

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

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

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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.

03/09/2013

Jonathan Quick and Marian Gaborik (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Season

Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.

01/18/2013

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

John Tortorella (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Momentum Slipping, Rangers Search For Winning Formula

The Rangers have lost momentum in their series with the Captials as the series is now evened 2-2 and are beginning to make excuses.

WFAN–05/06/2012

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Hartnett: Fearless Eastern Conference NHL Playoff Predictions

Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Eastern Conference opening round predictions and wasn’t afraid to pick a few first round upsets.

WFAN–04/09/2012

Ilya Kovalchuk

Schwei: Kovalchuk Leads The Way For Devils

The Devils have won four in a row since the NHL’s all-star break, thanks in great part to Kovalchuk.

WFAN–02/07/2012

John Tortorella (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

John Tortorella: Rangers Have Been In Playoffs For Weeks

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.”

WFAN–04/12/2011