The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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Henrik Lundqvist - 24-16-3, 2.05 gaa, .926 sv%, 2 so.
Braden Holtby - 23-12-1, 2.58 gaa, .920 sv%, 4 so
- The Capitals went 11-1-1 in the month of April.
- Alex Ovechkin had 36 points (23g, 13a) in the final 23 games of the season.
- Mike Ribiero has just one goal in his last 10 games.
- Nicklas Backstrom has 5g, 21a in the last 21 games.
- Mike Green has eight power play points (3g, 5a) in the last seven games.
- Marcus Johansson has just one goal in the last 13 games.
- John Carlson had no points in the final five games of the season.
- Former Ranger Tom Poti hasn't played since March 17 due to back injury. While another former Ranger Wojtek Wolski has been
in the tub a healthy scratch since April 11th.
- The Capitals had the NHL's #1 power play during the regular season with a 26.8% success rate.
Rangers-Capitals Series Schedule:
May 2 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
May 4 Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m.
May 6 Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
May 8 Rangers vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
May 10 Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.*
May 12 Rangers vs. Washington, TBA*
May 13 Rangers at Washington, TBA*
* -- if necessary
Rock the Red
Now I got my hockey playoff jones going on......can a brother get another game please...time for Red Wings/ Ducks
Torts, as soon as you can...get Kreider out of this line-up. I need men..not boys playing. This is the freaking playoffs...not a bar mitzvah
bullshit call lead to the powerplay goal, and non call led to the 3rd goal... hockey gods were not on our side tonight...
@McPhee37 Yea. He was the reason for the loss. What game did you watch?
@McPhee37 Some of those bar mitzvah's can get crazy, man. Just ask AnnoyingJoe.
@PenaltySh0t 1st goal? While it was a lucky goal I would not say that it was garbage...
@PenaltySh0t He was amazing in the 1st period, but yeah, uncharacteristic in the 2nd. :(
@AnnoyingJoe I disagree. I thought he played fine. Lots of guys need to elevate for game 2. He was okay.
@Hotfreak and nash awesomeness
@AnnoyingJoe He is in beach and golf mode. There is a reason the jackets never won one playoff game in nine years with him.
@IcyCup yeah, and baby got back.
@craig_atherton bradastrophe. delzaster.
@NYR44 More like Lundqvist outplayed by Holtby.
@cb1 grah! gonna have a heart attack. But truth is truth.
No...he wasnt the reason for the loss. He just plain sucks...and i'm sick of watching him
@Hotfreak @AnnoyingJoe for a "superstar" he is shit. Name one major play he contributed to tonight? Name one player he leveled.
@JustinRP37 oh, bullshit. you cant blame that all on him. you really have it out for him. what happened? he brushed off an autograph?
@JustinRP37 and boyle, clowe and staal....
@McPhee37 @Dminches yea well I would tell your guys Pyatt and Asham with those awful penalties (not as much asham cause it was a horrible call) to get out of the lineup. At least Kreider created some opportunities. But idk the 2nd and 3rd period I thought we were the better team... just one of those games... no bounces. You get Hagellins cross bar in and Moore's clear goal it could have even been 3-3. All I know is Hank has to have that Chimera goal...
How bout the Rangers start fast in game 2?
He will never be on the same pedestal as the Crosbys, Ovies, Hanks, Callahans until he can win and play well in the post season.
@IcyCup @JustinRP37 And I do blame most of those years in Columbus on Scott Howson with his terrible coaching changes and Steve Mason for his major decline. I am hoping Nash can get to experience a deep playoff run and get his name on the cup. He does deserve it for all the BS he has endured throughout his career.
@IcyCup @JustinRP37 No, I wouldn't want his autograph, and I didn't start saying he sucked today. He is a superstar against the lower teams. He is a good player! Really he is. But his style did not fit with our team, and hence we needed another trade to try and get back to what we know works for this team. It may be Torts.