Ovechkin, Caps Even Series At 1 With 4-3 Win Over IslesAlex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.
They Were Robbed! 7 NHL All-Star Game SnubsAs always, there are some pretty notable snubs who will not be attending the festivities. Here are three from the local teams, as well as four others from outside the area.
Holtby, Backstrom Lead Capitals Past DevilsBraden 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.
Talbot Does His Job, But Rangers Fall In WashingtonNicklas 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.
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.
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.
Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers WinningLet’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.
Tavares Leads Isles Demoltion Of The CapsJohn Tavares led the way with two power play goals in the Isles 5-2 victory over the Caps.
Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL SeasonWho's primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season's end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.
Silverman: Blue-Collar Rangers Depend On Defense To Outlast CapitalsThe Rangers' mental toughness was the difference between winning and losing Game 7.
Rangers Defeat Capitals In 7, Advance To Eastern Conference FinalsThe Rangers advanced in a thrilling Game 7 and will face the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Silverman: Momentum Slipping, Rangers Search For Winning FormulaThe Rangers have lost momentum in their series with the Captials as the series is now evened 2-2 and are beginning to make excuses.
Hartnett: Fearless Eastern Conference NHL Playoff PredictionsSean Hartnett shares his fearless Eastern Conference opening round predictions and wasn't afraid to pick a few first round upsets.
Schwei: Kovalchuk Leads The Way For DevilsThe Devils have won four in a row since the NHL's all-star break, thanks in great part to Kovalchuk.
John Tortorella: Rangers Have Been In Playoffs For WeeksWith 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."