Steve Whyno covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Times.
Players know they need to match New York's desperation at Madison Square Garden.
Washington takes three games to two lead in series.
Coach says coming out of gate poorly cost his team in losses at the Rangers.
Puck-handling will remain a major part of the goaltender's game, and it's something that helps his team greatly.
Big forward on fourth line with Matt Hendricks and Jay Beagle.
Captain led the league with 32 goals in helping Capitals to Southeast Division title.
Forward still has no timetable to return to game action.
Rookie skates on fourth line at Capitals practice Thursday.
The Hershey Bears are out of the Calder Cup Playoffs and the Washington Capitals have a hole in their lineup at forward after an injury to Martin Erat, so the team recalled right wings Tom Wilson and Joey Crabb from its AHL affiliate.
Alex Ovechkin is a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the NHL's most outstanding player as voted by the members of the NHLPA.
Capitals left wing hurt when chasing down Derek Stepan on breakaway. He left Game 4 and did not return.
Defenseman unexpectedly not playing vs. Capitals in Game 4.
Coach John Tortorella says goaltender has meant 'everything' to his team. That's even an understatement.
Capitals captain responds to Ryan McDonagh comment.
Forward 'unsure' when he will be able to return to game action.
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