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.
What we like HENRIK LUNDQVIST He has saved his best for last, finished strong, and being ultracompetitive, will bring his A-game against the Capitals.
SURVIVING TESTS The Atlantic Division was stronger, with three teams in the playoffs. The Capitals won the Southeast, with three teams having the fewest points in the East. GETTING HEALTHIER It’s possible that injured Ryane Clowe, Brian Boyle...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 »