New York Rangers
Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven playoff series with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
The New York Rangers had such a simple plan when they got home from Washington in an 0-2 hole against the Capitals: find a way to get one win.
The Caps hopes for a series sweep were dashed in their 4-3 loss to the Rangers Monday, but the chance for a short series in the interest of sparing their legs for a deep playoff run is still alive.
Braden Holtby may have given up 4 goals and the Caps may have given up the unlikely chance for a sweep in their 4-3 loss to the Rangers Monday night, but fear not Caps fans: Smokin’ Al Koken has just the medicine to get you in the right spirits for Game 4 Wednesday.
Rick Nash recorded his first playoff point with the Rangers when he set up Derek Stepan for the winning goal of New York’s 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitalson Monday night — but the rest of the night belonged to Brassard, Nash’s former and current teammate.
Hey Caps fans, before you start looking ahead to the Eastern Conference semifinals, don’t think that the quarterfinals with the Rangers is over even if your guys rocked the red on Thursday night and Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center.
Mike Green scored eight minutes into overtime, Braden Holtby made 24 saves for his first career playoff shutout, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 1-0 Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Alex Ovechkin’s franchise-record 31st career playoff goal helped the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
Following a remarkable ‘do you believe in miracles’ type turnaround, the Capitals face the Rangers in the playoffs for the third season in a row, and fourth time in five seasons.