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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. NHL realignment amps up rivalries

    Mike Hume

    Welcome to the new world order, eh? Monday night, the NHL Board of Governors unveiled a drastic plan to re-map the league into four new conferences and do away with the current 15-team Eastern and Western conferences and their three sub-divisions....

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Staal, Girardi can't stop Ovechkin?

    Mike Hume

    After a regular season in which Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal in four games against the New York Rangers the perception was that the top D pairing of Marc Staal and Dan Girardi was doing an outstanding job at containing one of the league's to...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. W2W4: Game 3, Capitals vs. Rangers

    Mike Hume

    Though the Rangers' two-games-to-none hole is daunting, it doesn't signal the end of the line yet. Should they fail to emerge with two home wins over the next four days, then things get a little dicier. It's no secret that to get those W's their offe...

    Blog | April 17, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. W2W4: Gm. 1 Rangers vs. Capitals

    Mike Hume

    The 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway tonight. Here's what to watch for when the Rangers clash with the Capitals at 7:30 p.m. in D.C. Preview link A Fast Start This is a multi-stage note. If the Rangers can get out of the gates quickly wit...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Matt Cooke: A love story

    Mike Hume

    I promise we'll stop after this, but the holier-than-thou comments from Mario Lemieux may have put a bit of a burr in the saddle of Islanders fans ... and, well, fans of anyone who plays the Penguins. So in honor of Monday's holiday, we dug up an,...

    Blog | February 14, 2011