Alex Ovechkin scored his 45th goal of the season on Wednesday night, but it was the goals he didn’t score that were the story in Washington’s 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
Alexander Ovechkin scored on the man advantage against the Rangers, giving him more power play goals (21) than the Sabres (20) this season.
News and notes leading into the Capitals’ 8 p.m. showdown tonight at Verizon Center:
Three times in the past four seasons the Capitals have faced the New York Rangers in the playoffs, beating them in five games in 2011 and losing in seven games in 2012 and 2013.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green participated in a full morning skate on Wednesday but will not play against the New York Rangers tonight at