Rangers vs. Capitals
courtesy of the New York Rangers
The Rangers emerged victorious in a hard fought 7 games series with Ottawa, and now find themselves moving on to round 2 to face the Washington Capitals.
The 7 seed Caps are led by superstar Alex Ovechkin, and overcame a sluggish regular season to upset the defending champion Bruins in round 1. But, these aren’t the highflying Capitals of yesteryear; these Caps are a defense first bunch. The top-seeded Rangers will be looking to punch their ticket to the conference finals for the first time since 1997. Can they do it? Or will Washington end the Rangers renaissance season? Join Mike Watts and I as we break down the matchup.