Washington Capitals

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

Capitals coach Adam Oates (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals’ Adam Oates Says He Could ‘Easily’ Beat Up Out-Of-Line Rangers Coach

Oates isn’t happy with John Tortorella for calling the Capitals a bunch of whiners after the Rangers beat Washington in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

05/17/2013

Rick Nash (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Have Edge In Second-Round Series With Banged-Up Bruins

This series is going to be won in the corners and the dirty areas of the ice. It will be a grind-it-out kind of series that will have John Tortorella’s men licking their chops.

05/15/2013

Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Caps’ Ovechkin Calls Out Referees; ‘Someone Wanted Game 7 For The Ratings’

“I don’t know whether the refs were predisposed against us or the league,” Ovechkin said. “But to not give obvious penalties (to the Rangers), while for us any little thing was immediately penalized…”

05/14/2013

Taylor Pyatt of the New York Rangers celebrates with Derek Dorsett after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Rangers Advance To Face Bruins In 2nd Round Of NHL Playoffs

There is one key explanation, above all others, for why the Rangers are heading to the Eastern Conference semifinals. “Henrik Lundqvist,” Capitals forward Troy Brouwer said. “Plain and simple.”

05/14/2013

The Rangers’ Taylor Pyatt, middle, celebrates with Derek Dorsett after scoring in the second period against the Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Verizon Center on May 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Rangers Win Game 7 On The Road For The First Time In Franchise History

Led by Henrik Lundqvist’s 35 saves in a second consecutive shutout, and goals from some unlikely sources, the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 7 Monday night to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals.

05/14/2013

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

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