Capitals have grand showing in win over Rangers

Semin scores twice against conference leaders

New York Rangers' goalie Martin Biron has his vision blocked by teammate Ryan McDonagh (27) as Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer (20) slips the puck slip past him during second period of their NHL game, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)New York Rangers‘ goalie Martin Biron has his vision blocked by teammate Ryan McDonagh (27) as Washington CapitalsTroy Brouwer (20) slips the puck slip past him during second period of their NHL game, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
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“We came out playing the right way and the guys put together a good whole 60 minutes,” Hunter said.

They were hard to play against, too, which in it of itself is a major victory.

“All through the lineup guys were just playing tough — not letting guys get free passes, even in front of our net, playing hard on their cycle — stuff like that,” Brouwer said. “When you play tough, when you play hard, it makes it hard for the other team to create anything.”

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