Rick Nash is an easy target. That will happen when you’ve scored five goals in 45 playoff games with the Rangers. But fans need to begin appreciating his all-around game.
With Braden Holtby matching Henrik Lundqvist save for save, the Capitals are proving just as adept at this sort of tight, low-scoring hockey.
Once the bitterness wears off, New York fans might realize that Game 1 should be remembered for the show put on by Ovi.
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.
Four the fourth time in five years and the fifth time in seven, the Eastern Conference clubs are meeting in the playoffs.
Barry Trotz has molded the Caps into a rugged group. But soon, the Rangers will teach them that you can’t hit what you can’t catch.
If the Rangers are going to be victorious in May and June, they need their best players to be their best players. We’re looking at you, Rick Nash.
The New York Rangers know exactly what to expect from the Washington Capitals in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Ahead of the Rangers’ second-round series against the Washington Capitals, New York has mysteriously stopped using capital letters when sending tweets from its official Twitter account.
Standing between the Rangers and a trip to the Eastern Conference finals is reborn Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin.
Monday’s elimination ends the Islanders’ playing days at Nassau Coliseum, which opened in 1972 and saw its last game Saturday in Game 6.
Braden Holtby only needed to make 10 saves Monday night, lifting the Washington Capitals past the New York Islanders 2-1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
He had a good, but not great, regular season. So far he’s been very good in the playoffs. Now the Islanders need Jaroslav Halak to be exceptional. And history suggests he should be.
There’s only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it has stood the test of time — lots and lots and lots of time — as one of the great games in postseason annals.
Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.