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  1. W2W4: Rangers vs. Caps

    Katie Strang

    At a glance: Following a convincing 4-1 road win against the Ottawa Senators Saturday night, the Rangers return home to host the Washington Capitals in a Metropolitan Division match-up Sunday at Madison Square Garden. A sputtering Caps squad that has...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. NHL -- Nicklas Backstrom is engine that drives Capitals, Sweden

    Katie Strang

    He plays in the shadows of big names in the NHL and the Olympics, but Nicklas Backstrom could drive his country's upset hopes in Sochi, writes Katie Strang.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  3. W2W4: Rangers at Capitals

    Katie Strang

    At a glance: A reeling Rangers squad hopes to get back on track Wednesday night in D.C. when they face Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals for the first time since bouncing them from the first round of the playoffs last spring. The Rangers...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 5, Capitals 0

    Katie Strang

    In a tight, gritty series that offered little margin for error, Game 7 did not go as expected. Instead of the nail-biter that many anticipated, the New York Rangers dominated the Washington Capitals with a lopsided 5-0 rout at Verizon Center in Washi...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Caps 3

    Katie Strang

    With the help of Derek Stepan's deciding goal in the third period, the New York Rangers prevented the Washington Capitals from taking what would've been a commanding three-game lead to the series while holding court at Madison Square Garden with a 4-...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  6. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs -- New York Rangers' Marc Staal (eye) r...

    Katie Strang

    After missing two months with an injured right eye, New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal returned to the lineup for Game 3 against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  7. W2W4: Rangers vs. Capitals, Game 3

    Katie Strang

    At a glance: Down two games in their first-round matchup against the Washington Capitals, the Rangers are desperate to win a game at home as the series shifts to New York on Monday night at 7:30. Looking to avoid that dreaded 3-0 hole, the Rangers...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. Need to know: Caps-Jets race hits stretch

    Katie Strang

    The Southeast Division has been the subject of derision and ridicule as the uncontested weakest grouping of teams in the league, but it has not lacked for drama or entertainment value. Perhaps the division title is a somewhat dubious honor, but t...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Caps 3, Rangers 2 (SO)

    Katie Strang

    The New York Rangers rallied back from an early two-goal deficit to tie the game but fell 3-2 in a four-round shootout to the surging Washington Capitals. Both Alex Ovehckin, who finished the night with a goal and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom tal...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  10. W2W4: Rangers vs. Capitals

    Katie Strang

    At a glance: The Rangers look to get back on track after one of their most demoralizing defeats of the season -- a 3-1 loss to the last-place Florida Panthers on Thursday -- but they'll host a Washington Capitals team in the midst of an encouraging r...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  11. NHL -- New York Minute: Q&A with Washington Capitals captain Alex...

    Katie Strang

    Alex Ovechkin tells ESPN.com's Katie Strang about turning things around in D.C., why he likes playing for new coach Adam Oates and how he got engaged to professional tennis player Maria Kirilenko in this week's installment of the New York Minute.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  12. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs -- The New York Rangers have been unabl...

    Katie Strang

    The Rangers once again handed the momentum back to the Caps in Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2012
  13. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Dan Girardi of New York Rangers says...

    Katie Strang

    New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi said Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin hit him in the head first during a second-period collision, although Ovechkin disagreed when asked about the incident following the Caps' 3-2 win Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  14. Alex Ovechkin's ice time not a concern

    Katie Strang

    The Rangers witnessed something rare in Game 2 -- a Washington Capitals team that did not center around superstar Alex Ovechkin. Caps coach Dale Hunter limited No. 8 to a mere 13:36 of ice time -- in contrast, defensive-minded Jay Beagle led all f...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 3, Rangers 2

    Katie Strang

    Recap | Box score | Photos What it means: With one single play, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin managed to climb his way out of coach Dale Hunter's doghouse and silence the Madison Square Garden crowd. After being limited to a mere 3:33...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Rookie Chris Kreider of New York Ran...

    Katie Strang

    Rangers rookie Chris Kreider did it again for the Blueshirts. This time vs. the Caps.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2012