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  • Rangers back home, look to cut into Caps' 2-0 lead

    Just one week ago, the New York Rangers anxiously waited through a long Saturday to find out if they would get into the Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • Capitals forward Alexander Semin celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 win over the Rangers in a playoff game at the Verizon Center in Washington on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Semin steps up in overtime for Caps

    Bruce Boudreau couldn't sense if Alexander Semin was feeling any pressure heading into Game 1 against the New York Rangers. The enigmatic winger hadn't scored in 15 playoff games dating to 2009 but was doing his best (as usual) to hide his emotions.

  • Washington Capitals' Alexander Semin (28) and Alex Ovechkin (8), both from Russia, celebrate Ovechkin's goal in the third period of Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series with the New York Rangers, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Semin's OT goal gives Caps Game 1 win

    Alexander Semin scored at 18:24 of overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday night.

  • NHL Eastern Conference Preview Capsules

    Capsules of NHL Eastern Conference first-round series:

Caps players say they're a different team than they were when they had two blowout losses against the New York Rangers.

    With a little help from 'the hockey gods,' Rangers make the playoffs

    It's an adage in sports that if you don't believe you can and will win, no matter the odds, you might as well not play.

  • Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) watches as Florida Panthers right wing Bill Thomas puck scores a goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, April 9, 2011. The Panthers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Course-altered Capitals face Rangers in Round 1

    The turning point for the Washington Capitals came on Sunday, Dec. 12, when they were shut out 7-0 by the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

  • Captain Alex Ovechkin and coach Bruce Boudreau are among the Washington holdovers from when the Capitals faced New York in the 2009 playoffs. The two teams meet again in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series starting Wednesday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Capitals have matured since 2009 Rangers series

    Rewind two seasons and there were the Capitals, a young team trying to win the franchise's first playoff series in 11 years. After two games at home, they were down 2-0, and then 3-1 after four. But they still managed to come all the way back to beat the New York Rangers.

Caps players say they're a different team than they were when they had two blowout losses against Erik Christensen (right), Matt Gilroy (97) and the rest of the New York Rangers this season. The two teams square off in the first round of the playoffs. The Caps are the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

    Memories of Rangers blowouts motivate Caps

    Even in a season that has featured its share of ups and downs, two scores stick out for the Capitals - 7-0 and 6-0. Both are losses, and both came at the hands of the New York Rangers.

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin celebrates scoring his 300th career goal Tuesday in Toronto.

    Capitals will play Rangers in first-round series

    The out-of-town scoreboard at BankAtlantic Center on Saturday night meant a lot more to the Capitals than what they did against the Panthers on the ice. Washington left with a 1-0 loss to Florida in Game 82 of the regular season. But the bigger news was the Caps learned they will face the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs.

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