NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Stu Bickel #41 of the New York Rangers checks Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Final appearance for the Caps in 2011-12, or headed for the second round's only Seven Game set?
- (1) NY Rangers at (7) Washington, 7:30 (NBCSN): all but Game One have been one-goal affairs. As noted earlier, neither club has won twice in a row. First club to score has been victorious in all five games. Brad Richards leads all players with 3G; Gaborik, Del Zotto, and Stepan are assist leaders (3). For the series - Lundqvist: 1.70/.925, Holtby: 2.03/.919.
And hey...this is mighty gorgeous, via Pantherland: