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Teammates help injured Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin (C) during a IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship preliminary round group B game between Russia and Germany, in Minsk, on May 18, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV

Ovechkin Injures Leg At Ice Hockey World Championships

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was taken to a hospital with a right leg injury Sunday after colliding with an opponent during Russia’s game against Germany at the ice hockey world championships.

05/18/2014

Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals and Mike Sislo #9 of the New Jersey Devils pursue the puck during the second period at the Prudential Center on April 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ryan Carter’s Late Goal Lifts Devils Past Capitals

Ryan Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:54 remaining to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.

04/04/2014

Matt Donovan #46 of the New York Islanders collides with teammate goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 against the Washington Capitals during the first period at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Shutout For Nabokov As Islanders Top Capitals 1-0

Andrew McDonald scored early in the third period, Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for his 57th career shutout and the New York Islanders broke a five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

02/05/2014

Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals tries to keep the puck from Michael Ryder #17 of the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on January 24, 2014  in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jagr Sets Up 2 Goals To Lead Devils Over Capitals

Jaromir Jagr set up two goals and tied former teammate Mario Lemiuex for 10th on the NHL’s career assists list as the New Jersey Devils beat Washington 2-1, handing the fading Capitals their seventh straight loss Friday night.

01/24/2014

New York Rangers v Florida Panthers

Surging Rangers Skate Past Sliding Caps 4-1

Rick Nash scored two of New York’s three first-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist won for the fifth time in six outings as the surging Rangers beat the sliding Washington Capitals 4-1 on Sunday night.

01/20/2014

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

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Put In Dismal Performance, Lose 4-1 To Capitals At MSG

The Rangers were trounced 4-1 by the Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

12/08/2013

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Anders Nilsson #45 of the New York Islanders makes the second period save against the Washington Capitals at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 30, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Caps Edge Islanders, 3-2, In Overtime

Ovechkin’s goal came after Washington tied the game with a short-handed goal by Nicklas Backstrom 49 seconds left in the third period.

11/30/2013

John Moore of the New York Rangers celebrates with Ryan McDonagh after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Resurgent Rangers Appear To Be Turning The Corner

If the Blueshirts can replicate this kind of complete performance throughout the season, they’ll win a ton of games. They appeared to turn the corner in D.C.

10/17/2013

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers makes a save on John Tavares of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Named Second Team NHL All-Star, Tavares Misses Out

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers was voted as the Second Team goaltender and John Tavares of the Islanders missed out.

07/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) and John Tavares of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Awarded Third Career Hart Trophy, Isles Center Tavares Finishes Third Place

It wasn’t John Tavares’ year as Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals was awarded his third career Hart Trophy.

06/15/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Don’t Buy Into The Fear; Lundqvist Will Finish His Career With Rangers

This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.

05/29/2013

The New York Rangers bench looks on during the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 25, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Didn’t Have Right Mindset In Round Two Elimination To Bruins

The New York Rangers didn’t bring the right mentality in their round two playoff exit at the hands of the Bruins.

05/27/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Character, Rather Than Skill, Defines Tortorella’s Resilient Rangers

The Blueshirts are very far from being a perfect hockey club – but they’re even further from being branded as a common, run-of-the-mill team.

05/24/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Hands Off The Panic Switch — Rangers Are Far From Done

No team has ever come back from 0-2 deficits in back-to-back series in NHL history. If there’s ever a team that might do it, it’s Tortorella’s prideful Rangers.

05/20/2013

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