The Washington Capitals season came to a close Saturday night at Madison Square Garden thanks to Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto and the New York Rangers who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 victory in Game 7.
For the second series in a row, the Caps came up big with a game four win, 3-2 over the New York Rangers, and now head back to New York for game five all tied at two games a piece.
Marian Gaborik scored at 14:41 of the third overtime, and the New York Rangers outlasted the Washington Capitals in a 2-1 victory early Thursday morning to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
New York, NY-The Capitals evened the series at one thanks to an Alex Ovechkin blast late in the third to lead the Caps to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Joel Ward slammed home a rebound at 2:57 of overtime to give Washington a 2-1 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, sending the Capitals to the second round of the playoffs and ending the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins’ hopes of a repeat.
The Washington Capitals couldn’t close it out at home falling 4-3 to the Boston Bruins in overtime and will head back to Boston for a deciding game seven Wednesday.
The Washington Capitals held a full practice today a night after evening the series at two games a piece with a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins.
Nicklas Backstrom, not known for his rough play on the ice, got himself suspended for a critical Game 4 for acting out of character. Regardless, Dale Hunter who was a notorious bad guy himself, stands by his player’s stance of self-defense, although that raises some eyebrows in Boston.
Boston coach Claude Julien says it’s “ludicrous” to think the Bruins would target the head of Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who missed half the season with a concussion.
Arlington, VA-The Capitals practiced today one day after knowing they’ll be without their star center Nicklas Backstrom tomorrow in game four due to a game three match penalty and a one-game suspension.