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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Capitals to Face Rangers In First Round

Following Saturday night's loss to the Florida Panthers, it became official that the Capitals will face off against the Rangers in the first round of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.  It looked for most of the day Saturday that the Caps would end up facing the Hurricanes, as Carolina controlled their own destiny, but they were crushed by the Lightning to eliminate their playoff chances.
The Capitals did not have a good year (to put it lightly) against the Rangers, going 1-2-1 against them, including a pair of brutal shutouts, one by a 6-0 score and another by a 7-0 score.  The Rangers are going to be a very tough opponent, make no mistake about that.  But more on that later.  For now, enjoy this video from that epic 2009 playoff series against the Rangers, which the Capitals won 4 games to 3.

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