Rangers and Capitals play at opposite ends of the spectrum...
At times it wasn't a guarantee that the Blueshirts would make it into the playoffs. After essentially playing two weeks of playoff games at the end of the lockout-shortened season, the Rangers worked their way in as a six seed in the Eastern Conference. Their first round opponent is a familiar one: the Washington Capitals.
Listen to a playoff preview with Mike Watts and Kris Venezia below.
Mike Watts and Kris Venezia cover the NHL (Rangers) for WFUV Sports.