|Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 7 - Series tied at 3-3|
|81||NY RANGERS||+120||Ov 5,+110||+105||Ov 5,+135|
|82||WASHINGTON||-140||Un 5,-130||-125||Un 5,-155|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-17-0||-10.2||10-17||-10.2||6-16||2.0||29.5||2.5||29.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||2-3||2.0||28.4||1.8||32.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||54||141||42||41||50||8||7||1661||8.5%||179||26||14.5%||227|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||27||55||12||19||20||4||2||796||6.9%||81||8||9.9%||84|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||3||4||0||0||142||7.0%||22||2||9.1%||20|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||6||11||4||3||4||0||0||178||6.2%||26||2||7.7%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||124||35||45||38||6||11||1543||8.0%||162||31||19.1%||205|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||67||15||26||22||4||6||798||8.4%||77||20||26.0%||113|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||1||4||2||2||0||161||5.6%||9||2||22.2%||17|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||12||1||7||2||2||0||191||6.3%||14||3||21.4%||21|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||6||6||156||143||91.7%||2||2-4||-2.6||2-4-0||-3||2-3|
|MARTIN BIRON (Road Games)||4||4||105||96||91.4%||2||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||94||90.4%||2||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|MARTIN BIRON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||49||48||1380||1280||92.8%||5||27-21||-1.3||27-21-0||-1||16-23|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)||23||23||689||637||92.5%||3||8-15||-10.3||8-15-0||-9||6-13|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||115||93.5%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Playoff Games)||6||6||191||179||93.7%||2||3-3||0||3-3-0||0||2-4|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||18-9-0||+7||18-9||+7||10-14||3.1||29.7||2.3||31.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-3||1.8||32.2||2.0||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||54||161||39||63||50||9||6||1541||10.4%||178||47||26.4%||279|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||27||83||19||33||25||6||4||802||10.3%||90||25||27.8%||145|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||1||4||2||2||0||161||5.6%||9||2||22.2%||17|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||6||12||1||7||2||2||0||191||6.3%||14||3||21.4%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||141||43||50||45||3||2||1729||8.2%||189||38||20.1%||249|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||62||19||26||16||1||1||839||7.4%||82||14||17.1%||108|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||3||4||0||0||142||7.0%||22||2||9.1%||20|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||11||4||3||4||0||0||178||6.2%||26||2||7.7%||22|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)||2||1||59||54||91.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)||2||1||59||54||91.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRADEN HOLTBY (All Games)||42||41||1301||1200||92.2%||4||26-15||+11.6||26-15-0||+10||20-17|
|BRADEN HOLTBY (Home Games)||22||22||689||642||93.2%||3||16-6||+9.2||16-6-0||+9||9-10|
|BRADEN HOLTBY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||108||91.5%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|BRADEN HOLTBY (Playoff Games)||6||6||178||167||93.8%||2||3-3||0||3-3-0||0||2-4|
|MICHAL NEUVIRTH (All Games)||13||12||367||334||91.0%||0||4-8||-4.4||4-8-0||-5||2-10|
|MICHAL NEUVIRTH (Home Games)||6||5||149||135||90.6%||0||2-3||-2.1||2-3-0||-2||1-4|
|MICHAL NEUVIRTH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||138||128||92.8%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|MICHAL NEUVIRTH (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.16, WASHINGTON 3.01|
|4/16/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||2-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||FLORIDA||6-1||W||0, -275||W||5 un||O|
|4/19/2013||at BUFFALO||8-4||W||0, -125||W||5 un||O|
|4/21/2013||NEW JERSEY||4-1||W||0, -180||W||5 un||P|
|4/23/2013||at FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -235||L||5 ov||P|
|4/25/2013||at CAROLINA||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/27/2013||NEW JERSEY||4-0||W||0, -155||W||5 un||U|
|5/2/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5 un||U|
|5/4/2013||at WASHINGTON||0-1||L||0, +110||L||5 un||U|
|5/6/2013||WASHINGTON||4-3||W||0, -145||W||5 un||O|
|5/8/2013||WASHINGTON||4-3||W||0, -135||W||5 un||O|
|5/10/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-2||L||0, +100||L||5 un||U|
|5/12/2013||WASHINGTON||1-0||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|5/13/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|4/16/2013||TORONTO||5-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/18/2013||at OTTAWA||1-3||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|4/20/2013||at MONTREAL||5-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/23/2013||WINNIPEG||5-3||W||0, -205||W||5.5 ev||O|
|4/25/2013||OTTAWA||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||U|
|4/27/2013||BOSTON||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||P|
|5/2/2013||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -130||W||5 un||U|
|5/4/2013||NY RANGERS||1-0||W||0, -130||W||5 un||U|
|5/6/2013||at NY RANGERS||3-4||L||0, +125||L||5 un||O|
|5/8/2013||at NY RANGERS||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5 un||O|
|5/10/2013||NY RANGERS||2-1||W||0, -120||W||5 un||U|
|5/12/2013||at NY RANGERS||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5 un||U|
|5/13/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|NY RANGERS: |
LAST SEASON: 51-24-7, 109 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-2 in Eastern Conference finals.
COACH: John Tortorella, 6th season with Rangers, 145-100-26; 14th overall, 384-322-100 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Rick Nash, RW Arron Asham, C Micheal Haley, LW Taylor Pyatt, C Jeff Halpern.
LOST: C Artem Anisimov, C Brandon Dubinsky, D Tim Erixon, C John Mitchell, RW Brandon Prust, G Chad Johnson, D Jeff Woywitka, D John Scott, LW Ruslan Fedotenko.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nash. The big power forward has finally emerged from relative obscurity and landed on the big stage. The 28-year-old Nash, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft by Columbus, played in only four playoff games in nine seasons with the Blue Jackets. His size and scoring ability will both be major factors for the Rangers' offense, which now boasts three premier forwards in Nash, Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards.
OUTLOOK: With reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist in net, and Nash teaming up with Gaborik and Richards up front, the Rangers have every reason to believe they can again top the Eastern Conference in the regular season and carry that through the playoffs, as well.
LAST SEASON: 42-32-8, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Adam Oates, 1st season with Capitals; 1st overall in NHL.
ADDED: C Mike Ribeiro, RW Eric Fehr, LW Wojtek Wolski.
LOST: RW Alexander Semin, G Tomas Vokoun, RW Mike Knuble, D Dennis Wideman.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Ovechkin. Something less than Alexander the Great the past two seasons, the Capitals' captain will be the key to how far Washington goes this season. There's been talk of shifting him from left wing to right wing in a bid to get him back to the form that earned two league MVP awards.
OUTLOOK: Under first-time head coach Oates, the Capitals will try to find the proper balance between the all-out, go-go style and sit-back-and-play-defense style they shifted between under past coaches Bruce Boudreau and Dale Hunter. For all the talent on Washington's roster, the team has never advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs with Ovechkin.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (NY RANGERS-WASHINGTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Capitals Preview* ==========================
By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor
Ny Rangers At Washington, Game Seven, 8:00 p.m. EDT
One goal by the New York Rangers was enough to send this series against the Capitals back to Washington for a decisive Game 7.
One goal will likely be the margin of difference as these teams fight to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.
The Rangers held serve on home ice Sunday, winning 1-0 as Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his seventh career playoff shutout. Derick Brassard's slap shot from the point midway through the second period stood as the game-winner. The home team has won all six games in this series and the last 10 postseason matchups dating back to last year's conference semifinals.
"We are just going to have the same mentality we had coming into this game," Brassard said. "We just played our game, had fun. The guys were relaxed, and that's what we need to do (Monday)."
Last year's series also went the distance, with the Rangers posting a 2-1 victory in Game 7 as Lundqvist made 22 saves while Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots. Eleven of the last 12 playoff games between the teams have been decided by one goal - including the last five - with New York outscoring Washington 26-25 in the 13 games overall.
Lundqvist is 2-1 in previous Game 7s in his career, with the loss coming at Washington in the first round in 2009. He is 3-10 with a 2.00 goals-against average lifetime there in the playoffs - losing 10 of the last 11 - and the lone victory in that span came in a 2-1 triple overtime victory last year in Game 3, which was also the last road win by either team.
"They play really well at home and they're confident," Lundqvist said. "The games we've played in that building, special teams have played a big part. We played a really disciplined game, and that's going to be key for us because they have a really good power play, so you have to respect that.
This is the third time in as many career playoff series Holtby will start a Game 7, having also won at Boston 2-1 in overtime before falling to the Rangers last year. He has won five straight over New York at home in the playoffs since that triple overtime defeat and has a 0.97 GAA and .962 save percentage in six lifetime postseason games versus the Rangers in the nation's capital.
In a series of tight checking and few scoring opportunities, neither team has distinguished itself on the power play. The Rangers have had far more chances, but are 2 for 26 in the six games after failing to convert on five chances - including a 5-on-3 for 44 seconds on Sunday. Washington did not draw any power-play opportunities in Game 6 and is 3 for 14 in this series.
"We battled the whole way," Holtby said. "Disappointing, but we move along. Our (penalty-killing) is doing great, holding us in the series. Our guys kept their composure. We knew this could go seven."
Both teams also have done standout jobs neutralizing their opponent's superstar. Alexander Ovechkin was held off the scoresheet for the fourth consecutive game - the longest such stretch of his career in the postseason - but did have a team-high five shots. For the Rangers, Rick Nash failed to register a point for the third straight game and has only one assist in this series.
The Rangers are 0-5 on the road in Game 7s in franchise history, and their only two road wins to decide playoff series came in 1986 at Philadelphia and the 1928 Stanley Cup final at Montreal when both were best-of-5s.
Washington lost its last Game 7 at home to Montreal in the first round in 2010, and is 3-7 all-time in such contests. The Capitals are 2-5 at home in Game 7s, with the only other victory coming in 1988 against Philadelphia.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 5:12:01 AM EST|