Saturday, May 12, 2012

Game Seven -- Washington Capitals at New York Rangers -- May 12, 2012

The Capitals seem to be a team that just won't go away, despite two Overtime losses that would disillusion even the greatest of assembled teams, one of them a triple overtime thriller that must surely have emptied the tank, the Capitals endure.

A team that just when people think has run its course, bounces back with new enthusiasm, relishing the role of the team that just won't quit, in short, it's the kind of team that must be attracting fans with each game, the biggest of them yet tonight in New York.

Led by the outstanding goaltending of Braden Holtby, the Capitals have found ways to stay alive, a team that has grown in these playoffs and despite the much discussed reduction in ice time of Captain Alex Ovechkin, a team that he still very much leads and on which much is anticipated.

The Rangers too have battled hard, Henrik Lundqvist full value for his wins, steady in the losses, the glue that is holding the Rangers together in the playoffs, a team which many marked for success in the regular season has found its mark in the playoffs, but still stands but one game from elimination.

Pressure it would seem belongs to the Rangers in this Game 7 winner moves on showdown, in front of the usual rabble of the Gardens they will be seeking to put the Caps away quickly and decisively.

Should the Caps weather what should be an early game storm, they very well may pull off the upset of these playoffs and yet no one will be surprised if they do.

Regardless, it has all the possibilities of a thrilling finale to what has been an extraordinary series.

Game 7-- Washington 1 at New York Rangers 2 

RANGERS WIN the series 4 games to 3 

Previews and Reviews


New York Post-- Rangers defeat Capitals in Game 7, advance to face Devils
New York Post-- Rangers defence shuts down Capitals in Game 7
New York Post-- Defenseman Del Zotto scores Game 7 winner for Rangers
New York Post-- The King holds court in crucial 2nd period for Rangers
New York Post-- Rookie Hagelin leads Rangers like seasoned veteran in Game 7
New York Post-- Penalty kill gets job done for Rangers
New York Post-- Devils say facing Rangers 'good for everyone'
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers defeat Washington Capitals in Game 7 ...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers vs NJ Devils in Eastern Conference Finals...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers coach John Tortorella keeps it short entering Game 7
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers vs NJ Devils will be battle of goaltenders ...
Washington Post-- Capitals lose series but gain an identity
Washington Post-- Holtby gave Caps 'a chance to win every night'
Washington Post-- Washington Capitals fall to NY Rangers in Game 7 ...
Washington Post-- New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist thwarts Washington Capitals...
Washington Post--  Capitals react to season-ending loss to Rangers in Game 7
Washington Times--  Capitals' season ends with 2-1 Game 7 loss to Rangers
Washington Times-- An encouraging run by the Caps ends too soon
Washington Times-- Henrik Lundqvist a big reason why Capitals are heading home
Washington Times-- Capitals' season ends with 2-1 Game 7 loss to Rangers
Washington Times-- Karl Alzner says Caps just weren't good enough in Game 7
Washington Times-- Alex Ovechkin a nonfactor in Caps' Game 7 loss
Washington Times-- Mike Knuble says playoffs 'do a lot for your internal fire"
Globe and Mail-- Rangers beat Caps, advance to Eastern Conference Final
Globe and Mail-- After loss, Capitals left to pick up the pieces
National Post-- Rangers win war of the trenches in Game 7


New York Post-- Rangers' Callahan vows "to step up and lead" in Game 7 tonight...
New York Post-- Rangers need the King to lead in today's Game 7 vs. Capitals
New York Post-- Kredier in line for game 7 bump
New York Post-- NBC's McGuire truly in NHL's front row
New York Post-- Rangers' Kreider could rejoin Stepan and Callahan
New York Post-- Special teams hurting Rangers vs. Capitals
New York Post-- Rangers looking for Game 7 magic in Garden
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers have Madison Square Garden history on their side
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers coach John Tortorella keeps it short entreating Game 7
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers' John Tortorella has grim playoff face with media during NHL playoffs
Washington Post-- Washington Capitals Coach Dale Hunter may not be going anywhere, after all
Washington Post-- Washington Capitals relaxed, confident heading into Game 7
Washington Post-- A perfect mix for a Stanley Cup playoffs pressure cooker
Washington Post-- New dad Braden Holtby: "Mom and baby are doing great but now I'm focused..."
Washington Post-- Productive power play is critical to Caps' victories
Washington Times-- Capitals having fun - and enjoying the results
Washington Times-- Jeff Halpern impresses after long layoff, likely to play again...
Washington Times-- A new dad, Braden Holtby's focus unwavering on eve of Game 7
Washington Times-- It's time for fate to smile on Capitals
Washington Times-- Rebuilding London Knights headed to Memorial Cup
Globe and Mail-- Caps and Rangers practice once more before Game 7
National Post-- Game 7 can be tough on some NHL fans
National Post-- Dale Hunter making believers out of Capitals
National Post-- Capitals' Alex Ovechkin carries weight of Game 7

Previous items on this series

Game Six
Game Five
Game Four
Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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