Graphic: Ondrej T.
The Caps and the Rangers have met in the playoffs a bunch, and that history doesn’t freaking matter at all. These Rangers are faster and less ham-fisted than Tortorella’s. These Capitals are less cautious than Hunter’s and less devastatingly awful than Oates’s. These are basically two new teams, and the Caps are the better one.
7:30 PM at MSG and on NBCSN. Caps in 6. Crash the net.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|New York Rangers||53-22-7||50.6%||101.7||16.8%||84.3%|
No changes. Crash the net.
This family portrait. Crash the net.
Thanks to Datarink.com, here’s how the Capitals and the Rangers faced off individually during the regular season. Caveat: the Caps were trailing in much of those games.
Red is good. Crash the net.
…and the Caps are still playing hockey. Crash the net.
When was the last time you saw your family? Have you called your mom lately? If you’re anything like me, you haven’t eaten anything green since the beginning of the month. My life is basically restless sleep, stress-eating junk food, watching hockey, thinking about hockey, and apologizing to friends and family for bailing on plans.
Playoffs. Crash the net.
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