Steve Whyno covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Times.
Defenseman's entry into series vs. Capitals changes complexion of New York blue line.
Coach disagrees with Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh's assessment of the Capitals captain's play late in Game 3.
Capitals defenseman left Game 3 briefly but returned. Coach Adam Oates reported Erskine was feeling 'good' Tuesday.
Coach Adam Oates gives his players a day off in New York City between Games 3 and 4 against the Rangers.
Capitals coach questions officials after Rangers had at least eight guys on.
Unable to get shot on goal in final 1:54, skill players left to lament a missed opportunity.
Capitals defenseman took big hit from Rangers captain Ryan Callahan late in first period.
Defenseman suffered right eye injury March 5.
Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom are pass-first players but Game 2 showed them the need to put the puck on net.
Goaltender says he doesn't want teammates to get too 'comfortable' up 2-0 on Rangers going into Monday night
New York coach can't afford to address his team based solely on results after losing first two to Capitals.
Martin Erat: 'I think in playoffs it doesn't matter if you practice or not. You have to get ready for a game, whatever the best way you can do it and just get ready.'
Rule 63.2 for delay of game gets plenty of scrutiny after it decided Game 2 between the Capitals and Rangers.
Capitals goaltender makes 24 saves but conceded it 'wasn't a very straining game' in beating the Rangers.
Mike Green scores the winner and only goal of the game eight minutes into extra session on power play.
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America