Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
So, fellow citizens, the last time that the Rangers---and yours truly---were at the Verizon Center here in Washington, it was May 13, Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, and with a 5-0 win, the Rangers eliminated the Capitals from the playoffs.
Lot of water under the bridge since, eh?
To be sure, both squads are off to tepid starts: The Caps are 2-4; the Blueshirts 1-4.
The...Read more »
1 Special teams In close games, timely goals are critical and there’s a mismatch on the power play. Washington is ranked first in the league, scoring at a 26.8-percent clip. The Rangers are 27th (15.7 percent). The sides are closer on the penalty kill, with the Rangers 15th at an 81-percent success rate; the Capitals are 27th at 77.9 percent. 2 Stopping Alex Ovechkin Coach John Tortorella has...Read more »