New York Rangers


NEW YORK – Nothing like getting your first start of the season – and second of your career – in America’s most famous arena.


News and notes as the Capitals [15-12-2, 32 points] prepare to face the New York Rangers [15-14-1, 31 points] tonight at Madison Square Garden [7 p.m., CSN].


When the Rangers signed Henrik Lundqvist to a seven-year, $59.5 million contract extension on Wednesday, making him the highest-paid goaltender in the world, the bar was raised.


If the NHL was a reality TV show, tonight’s showdown between the Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals [10 p.m., CSN] would feature a pre-game steel cage match between John Tortorella and Adam


Maybe it was because it was the only Eastern Conference game on the NHL’s schedule Wednesday night.