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  1. Hunter's Ovi strategy may help Rangers

    Mike Hume

    It's often called the game within the game -- the practice of coaches mixing and matching their lines to create favorable matchups. In the Rangers' playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the most scrutinized matchup -- by far -- has been tha...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  2. For Rangers, effort isn't enough

    Mike Hume

    Mike Green. Alex Ovechkin. Alexander Semin. The list of the Washington Capitals' goal-scorers in Game 5 reads like one half of an all-star team. It also serves as a very stark reminder that the New York Rangers still lack what the No. 1 seed in th...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  3. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 3, Rangers 1

    Mike Hume

    New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella guaranteed that his team would be ready to play today. Well, not so much ... The Washington Capitals blitzed the Blueshirts Saturday afternoon and the Rangers never recovered from a first period that saw th...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  4. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 4, Rangers 3 2OT

    Mike Hume

    Recap | Box score | Photos Remember Game 3 when the Rangers seemingly wouldn't be denied a W? The Washington Capitals bottled that effort into just 20 minutes Wednesday night, storming back from an improbable three-goal comeback to seize control o...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  5. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Capitals 2

    Mike Hume

    Recap | Box score | Photos Controversy, collisions, passion and a dramatic finish that will keep the Rangers faithful clamoring all the way to Wednesday. Game 3 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals had all of it and then some. Here...

    Blog | April 17, 2011
  6. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 2, Rangers 0

    Mike Hume

    Recap | Box score | Photos The New York Rangers surged to a strong first period, but couldn't score and couldn't come up with a key road win in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Here's how it all went down at Verizon ...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  7. W2W4: Game 2, Rangers vs. Capitals

    Mike Hume

    As the first-round series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals resumes tonight, here are three factors to watch for when the puck drops in D.C. The Rangers' O Lost in the noise of the Caps' past playoff struggles and Lundqvist's...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 2, Rangers 1 (OT)

    Mike Hume

    Recap | Box score | Photos It was nearly the perfect win for the Rangers. With a 1-0 lead late in the third, New York was closing in one a 1-0 series lead and dredging up all sorts of sour memories for the Washington Capitals. Then a goal by Alex ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  9. Key factors vs. Capitals in Round 1

    Mike Hume

    The playoffs start Wednesday for the New York Rangers when they take on the No. 1 seed in the East, the Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m. in D.C. All told, the Rangers probably couldn't have asked for a better first-round matchup. Here are several key...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  10. Rangers close in on playoff bid

    Mike Hume

    After some doubt following an untimely skid, the Rangers' playoff chances are looking pretty strong at the moment after going 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Leading the Carolina Hurricanes by seven points, the Rangers are likely to far exceed the 90-p...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  11. W2W4: Rangers vs. Capitals

    Mike Hume

    The New York Rangers head to D.C. to face the Washington Capitals Friday night. Here's what to watch for when the puck drops. Invade Ovechkin's Space Simply put, Alex Ovechkin has been off this season. His goal-scoring is down drastically, part...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  12. W2W4: Panthers vs. Rangers

    Mike Hume

    It wasn't pretty Monday night, but the two points the Rangers collected from the Washington Capitals count all the same. Now they must turn right around from that shootout win to face the Florida Panthers at the Garden Tuesday. Here are three keys to...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  13. W2W4: Rangers vs. Capitals

    Mike Hume

    The Rangers look to build off their comeback win over the Atlanta Thrashers Saturday when they travel to D.C. to face the Washington Capitals. Here are three factors to watch for when the puck drops Monday night. Welcome Back After the game in ...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  14. W2W4: Capitals vs. Islanders

    Mike Hume

    The Washington Capitals travel to the Island Thursday night. Here's what to watch for when the puck drops. Rookie Revelation The Caps' Marcus Johansson has had a quiet rookie season, but with Alexander Semin out and Alex Ovechkin still not scor...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  15. Del Zotto on the Pens, Crosby and more

    Mike Hume

    On Monday I sat down with Michael Del Zotto for a little one-on-one at the offices of ESPN The Magazine. With the Blueshirts absolutely dismantling the Washington Capitals on Sunday and the Pittsburgh Penguins looming Wednesday night I figured it was...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  16. Ranger Rout: The morning after

    Mike Hume

    The Rangers are reveling in the aftermath of their 7-0 dismantling of the reeling Washington Capitals Sunday night. Here's a look at some of the postgame chatter. Morning Links According to Andrew Gross, Captain Chris Drury has been cleared to...

    Blog | December 13, 2010