Welcome to Caps 'Round the Clock, a blog covering the Washington Capitals and the NHL. In season, I update the Blog after every practice and on game day with Caps news and information, and then provide a recap and analysis after each contest. I also write a periodical Prospect Watch and weekly feature pieces on the state of the Men in Red and other things Capitals. And of course, I will post videos and tidbits from around the League and offer my two cents as the season wears on. In the offseason, I write a Report Card for each player, and will keep you updated on all the news about the Caps through the summer. I'm glad you're here, and hope you come back!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Around the NHL: Rangers Roar Back

The one big game in the Eastern Conference that impacted the Capitals tonight did not yield an ideal outcome, as the Bruins fell to the Rangers by a final score of 5-3.  The Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 30 minutes of the game off goals from Daniel Paille, Nathan Horton, and Chris Kelly.  But the Rangers came right back, scoring twice in the second and then a third time late in the third to tie the game. Michael Sauer then gave the Blueshirts the lead with just under three minutes remaining.  Derek Stepan iced the game into an empty net with about a minute left to play, and the Rangers stole one inside Madison Square Garden.
This was a bad outcome for Caps fans that wanted to avoid the Rangers in the first round.  For one, this is exactly why: they are crazy resilient and can come back from anything.  And two, the Caps' chances of facing them went up with their jump to seventh place in the East.

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