Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NHL Playoffs 2011: New York Rangers and Washington Capitals

Our archive of the first round games between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals.

We'll offer up results, summaries and items of note as the two Eastern Division rivals seek to move on in the 2011 playoffs.

Capitals win the series 4 games to 1

Wednesday, April 13-- New York 1 at Washington  2 (1 OT)
Friday, April 15-- New York 0 at Washington 2 
Sunday, April 17-- Washington 2 at New York 3  
Wednesday, April 20-- Washington 4 at New York 3 (2 OT)
Saturday, April 23-- New York 1 at Washington 3 

Game 4, April 20

NY Post-- Rangers doomed by lack of game-breaker against Capitals
NY Post-- Capitals' Knuble not looking good for Game 5 vs. Rangers
NY Post-- Capitals coach quiet on 'horrible' Garden
NY Post-- Coach says Rangers will 'bounce back'
NY Post-- Choke Curse hard to swallow for Capitals coach
NY Post-- Rangers can't hold 3-0 lead, fall into 3-1 hole vs. Capitals
NY Post-- Dubinsky keeping the faith in Rangers
NY Post-- Noisy Garden silenced after Rangers collapse
NY Post-- Capitals coach afraid of team's choking history
NY Daily News-- Rangers now need monumental comeback in NHL playoffs...
NY Daily News-- Tortorella issues guarantee
NY Daily News-- Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist desered a better finish as Garden crowd's...
NY Daily News-- Capital's Jason Chimera scores winner on mistake...
NY Daily News-- Washington Capitals and coach Bruce Boudreau have last laugh on Rangers fans
NY Daily News-- Madison Square Garden may not be that loud for Rangers, but you won't hear...
NY Times-- In the Postseason, Blunders Are Burned into Memory
NY Times-- Capitals Pounce on a Ranger Mistake
NY Times-- Rangers Fans Had Something to Prove
NY Times-- Gaborik Talks Offense, and Defensive Errors Too
Washington Post-- Caps need to have a killer instinct in Game 5 against the Rangers
Washington Post-- Laich practices on Capitals' top line
Washington Post-- Capitals' plan in NHL playoffs: Avoids a seven game series at all costs
Washington Post-- Capitals quiet raucous Madison Square Garden
Washington Post-- Capitals take 3-1 series lead on Rangers on Jason Chimera's ...
Washington Post-- The end of MSG gate
Washington Times-- Red Hot Capitals fans are winning fans
Washington Times-- Johansson stepped up with two flicks of the stick
Washington Times-- Capitals re-write the script on Broadway
Washington Times-- Chimera lifts Capitals over Rangers in double overtime

Game 3, April 17

NY Post-- Rangers ignoring Capitals' talk heading into Game 4
NY Post-- Rangers used kids for key shift vs. Capitals
NY Post-- Rangers want to keep momentum against Capitals
NY Post-- Rangers' goal: Get inside Capitals rookie goalies head
NY Post-- Capitals coach calls Garden 'horrible,' rips Rangers fans 
NY Post-- Capitals coach off 'Marc' about Rangers' hit
NY Post-- Rangers beat Capitals in Garden party
NY Post--  Rangers almost beaten by clock
NY Post-- Rangers' Lundqvist digs in come crunch time
NY Post-- Dubinsky is Rangers centre of attention
NY Post-- Rangers' Prust gets 'pest' of young Capital goalie
NY Post-- Capitals need to think outside the penalty box
NY Daily News-- Rangers coach John Tortorella fires back at Capitals coach... 
NY Daily News-- Caps coach Bruce Boudreau takes shots a Madison Square Garden
NY Daily News-- Marc Staal and Dan Girardi smothering Washington's Alex Ovechkin..
NY Daily News-- After scoring game-winner against Capitals...
NY Daily News-- Rangers don't have stars like Alex Ovechkin, so they have to grind...
NY Daily News-- Brandon Dubinsky wins it late for Rangers
NY Daily News-- Despite Erik Christensen's power play goal, Rangers still struggling..
NY Times--  Rangers follow the mustachioed in the playoffs
NY Times-- Rangers strike on late error by Capitals
NY Times-- Dubinsky's Goal Gets Rangers Back in Series 
NY Times-- Sharp Edge to Words in Rangers' Hard-Hitting Series
Washington Post-- Capitals must address shortcomings before they lose their grasp on series
Washington Post-- Marc Staal's hit on Mike Green "a dirty shot"
Washington Post-- Capitals drop Game 3 to Rangers, 3-2. on late goal
Washington Post-- For Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, fight is all in a day's work
Washington Post-- Caps' new plan faces growing pains with Game 3 loss to Rangers...
Washington Post-- Capitals must resist urge to retaliate against Rangers
Washington Post-- Capitals turn focus to  limiting penalties
Washington Post-- Michal Neuvirth downplays the pressure of facing traffic in front from Rangers
Washington Post-- Capitals hope to take advantage of time off between games
Washington Times-- One starter or three, Washington's men behind the mask are up to the task
Washington Times-- Desperate Rangers use a little luck to get back into series
Washington Times-- Caps unable to take advantage of Rangers' no goal
Washington Times-- With Knuble sidelined by injury, Caps teammates feel the pain
Washington Times-- Caps not panicking over lack of offense in series
Washington Times-- Rangers, Caps ready for Game 4 at MSG
Washington Times-- Penalties coast Caps chance to put Rangers in 3-0 hole
Globe and Mail-- Rangers focus on getting even with Capitals on the ice
Globe and Mail-- A closer look at the new-look Capitals

Game 2, April 15

NY Post-- Punchless Rangers fall in 2 - 0 hole
NY Post-- Power play just keeps sputtering
NY Post-- Avery can't fire 'em up
NY Post-- Rangers must get offensive - now
NY Post-- Rangers ready to put more pressure on Capitals goalie
NY Post-- Capitals vow to avoid another playoff choke vs Rangers
NY Daily News-- Rangers lose in Game 2 of NHL playoff series with Capitals...
NY Daily News-- New York Rangers hoping home ice at Madison Square Garden...
NY Times-- Rangers Fall Flat as Capitals Cruise to Victory 
NY Times-- To Capitals, a 2-0 playoff lead is rarely a lock
Washington Post-- Washington holds serve at Verizon Center in Game 2
Washington Post-- Capitals remain disciplined in face of frustrating tactics by Sean Avery, Rangers
Washington Post-- Avery tries to mix it up for New York, but Capitals don't fall for it
Washington Post-- Capitals defeat Rangers, 2-0, but they're not satisfied... 
Washington Times-- Caps blank Rangers to take 2-0 series lead
Washington Times-- No sign of weakness for Caps  - so far
Washington Times-- Arnott's marker ends Capitals' playoff power play outage

Game 1, April 13

NY Daily News-- Rangers will have to rely on goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Game 2 of NHL playoffs against Capitals
NY Daily News-- New York Rangers fall to Washington Capitals in Game 1
NY Daily News-- New York Rangers hope youth compensates for lack of playoff experience
NY Daily News-- John Tortorella wants Rangers such as Marian Gaborik to take advantage of clean slate in playoffs
NY Post-- Avery back in Rangers lineup for Game 2
NY Post-- Tortorella says Rangers confident against Capitals
NY Post-- Capitals goalie says he can 'outplay' Rangers' Lundqvist
NY Post-- Rangers coach's switch aids attack, weakens defines
NY Post-- Playoff jitters over for young Rangers center
NY Post-- Capitals goalie says Rangers' Dubinsky is new Avery
NY Post-- 5 questions for... Joe Micheletti
NY Post-- Rangers go OT, but drop opener to Capitals
NY Post-- Rangers' Gilroy scores in first career playoff action
NY Post-- Semin's resurgence for Capitals bad news for Rangers
NY Times-- Rangers look to Staal to Shut down Ovechkin
NY Times-- Rangers Fall in Tightly played Opener
Washington Post-- A shared D. C. refrain: Can the Caps do it?
Washington Post-- Capitals survive Rangers in battle of the goalies
Washington Post--Alexander Semin may be a key to the Washington Capitals' playoff hopes
Washington Post-- Capitals beat Rangers in Game 1 on Alexander Semin's OT goal
Washington Post-- Capitals prepare to withstand a push from Ranges in Game 2
Washington Post-- Alex Ovechkin was 'on a mission' in Game 1
Washington Post-- Stop that puck!
Washington Times-- Capitals throwing a block party
Washington Times-- Caps flip the script with series-opening victory

Series Preview

NY Daily News-- New York Rangers focused on containing Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin
NY Daily News-- Washington well aware of threat New York Rangers pose in first round of playoffs
NY Daily News-- New York Rangers will draw Alex Ovehckin and Washington Capitals in first round of NHL playoffs
NY Post-- Drury tells Rangers kids to seize playoff moment
NY Post-- Rangers - Capitals matchups
NY Post-- Capitals goalie says he's match for Rangers' Lundqvist
NY Post-- Capitals' Ovechkin resets postseason goals
NY Times-- Ovechkin Scores Less, but Capitals Aspire to More
NY Times-- Capitals, in Familiar Spot, look for different result
NY Times-- Playoff Experience Is Not Rangers Defensemen's Strong Point
Washington Post-- Neuvirth gets nod as starting goaltender for Captials in Game 1
Washington Post-- December meltdown vs Rangers cause Capitals to change course
Washington Post-- Washington Capitals put philosophical differences to the test
Washington Post-- Henry Lundqvist may be the key to the series

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