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Rangers Have Opportunity To Set Tone Of Series In Game 1

Silverman: The Rangers have an opportunity in Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bruins are still in the clouds after their seventh-game miracle comeback vs. Toronto.

05/16/2013

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers shakes hands with Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals after a 5-0 victory in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Deflects Blame to ‘The League’ For Caps’ Early Exit

“I am not saying there was a phone call from [the league], but someone just wanted Game 7,” Alex Ovechkin told a reporter after the Caps’ Game 7 defeat, seemingly blaming the league for his team even being in an elimination game. But was officiating really Washington’s biggest issue?

05/14/2013

Mike Ribeiro and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals sit on the bench during the third period of a 5-0 loss against the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

3 Reasons This Caps Loss Hurts More Than Past Playoffs

Last night’s 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the New York Rangers hurts more than previous playoff disappointments for the Washington Capitals.

05/14/2013

Braden Holtby and Boomer Esiason (credit: Paul Bereswill and Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

Boomer Esiason: ‘Every Time I Go to D.C the Rangers Freakin’ Lose’

Boomer Esiason is a hardcore Rangers fan. He’s also a jinx when at the Verizon Center. So, for tonight’s Game 7 against the Capitals, he’ll be watching the game from the comfort of his couch in high definition.

05/13/2013

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against Alex Ovechkin.  (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals vs. Rangers Game 7 TV and Radio Coverage

Radio coverage of Game 7 between the Capitals and the Rangers begins at 7 p.m. Monday with a special one hour pregame show leading up to the puck drop at 8 p.m. on 106.7 The Fan.

05/13/2013

Alex Ovechkin (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Caps Aim to Make History in Game 7, Not Repeat It

The Caps put themselves in the predicament of having to win Game 7 Monday at Verizon Center by losing Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals 1-0 to the Rangers Sunday in New York.

05/13/2013

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Rangers’ Lundqvist Shuts Out Caps to Force Game 7

The New York Rangers stayed alive with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday that forced a Game 7 in the first-round series.

05/12/2013

Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals is defended by Dan Girardi #5 and Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals Top Rangers 2-1 in OT, Take Series Lead

Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum — and the lead — in their first-round playoff series.

05/10/2013

Referee Brian Pochmara #16 signals a first period goal by Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2013 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 4-3. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Joe B Rips Officiating in New York

Caps fans have been forced to temper expectations after Washington raced to a 2-0 series lead, then promptly dropped the next two on the road in New York, but the help the Rangers are getting from the referees is undeniable, even to veteran broadcaster Joe Beninati.

05/09/2013

Ryan Clowe #29 of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal by Carl Hagelin #62 (not shown) at 10:13 of the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

More Suffering Means There Must Be Something in DC’s Water

We will look back on 2012-13 as a terrific year during which the Nats, Redskins and Caps all gave Washington division titles. However, the hockey team is getting awfully close to joining its baseball and football brethren in repeating an ugly postseason pattern. Is it something in the Potomac River’s water?

05/09/2013

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