NEW YORK -- As members of the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, Capitals defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen experienced what it was like to build a 3-1 series lead against the New York Range
With their 2-1 overtime win on Friday, the New York Rangers eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins and now await the winner of the Capitals-Islanders series.
The Capitals know they’ll be playing the New York Islanders in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
They just don’t know where it will start.
Capitals right wing Joel Ward promised his girlfriend he’d take her out to dinner tonight.
With a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Tuesday, the New York Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy for the NHL's top regular season record and earned home-ice throughout the playoffs.