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Video: PHT previews Game 7 of Rangers vs Capitals

May 11, 2012, 8:03 AM EDT

Check out Jason Brough and Mike Halford’s thoughts on New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella, Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter, and who has the edge in the final game of this series.

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Here’s an odd stat I want to throw out there: We’ve mentioned quite a few times how long it’s been since Braden Holtby has lost two starts in a row. The flip side of that is he’s only won back-to-back starts once in this playoff run. The issue isn’t that Holtby’s been inconsistent, it’s that the Capitals have been unreliable offensively.

Then again, the Rangers have been no better in this series. Neither team has scored more than three goals in a single game. Three of the games have finished with a score of 3-2 and two more have ended with a score of 2-1. We’ll see if that trend continues on Saturday.

  1. ravenscaps48 - May 11, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Capitals win 4-2 but the NY Post reports otherwise… LET’S GO CAPS!!!

    • rg3isvictory - May 11, 2012 at 9:56 AM

      Im excited and very confident that the heart and sole of this team will continue to do that blue collar work that has made this team successful this post season!!! And if not than we’ll return as rivals as soon as football season comes around!!! I do believe Beagle, Hendricks, Brouwer, Backstrom, Chimera and Laich are going to take care of another good team this post season!!! Would be nice to Nubs out there as well! A few years ago you could make me believe winning games by 1 goal would be more exciting than by three and 4. Two amazing playoff series and wat looks like a 3rd on the way!!! C-A-P-S, CAPS, CA

    • rg3isvictory - May 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM

      Im excited and very confident that the heart and sole of this team will continue to do that blue collar work that has made this team successful this post season!!! And if not than we’ll return as rivals as soon as football season comes around!!!

      I do believe Beagle, Hendricks, Brouwer, Backstrom, Chimera and Laich are going to take care of another good team this post season!!! Would be nice to see Nubs out there as well!

      C-A-P-S, CAPS, CAPS, CAPS!!!

      • rg3isvictory - May 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

        Oops, maybe too much excitement coupled with an iPhone!!! Come on Saturday already!!!

  2. rockthered1286 - May 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Rangers fans are very quiet on PHT recently… Not sure if it’s a calm confidence or a little bit of nerves and they saw what happened last series when Boston fans vowed to blow us out in 4 games…

    Either way, I’ll admit I’m not overly confident. Rangers fans will be off their rocker for this one, not that road games have made major difference to us this post season. First team to score wins, so I’m hoping Ovi slams home a quick one again like he did in game 6. If we can carry a 2 goal lead into the 3rd, I’m feeling confident. Win or lose, this was one hell of a series. Blueshirts have played their tails off and this has truly become a series to remember. Personally, I put this rivalry up there with the Penguins these days. 2 great teams always close games, but only one gets to move on. That being said…

    UNLEASH..THE…FURY!!!!

    • gianthatr - May 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

      Let’s Go Caps…..Caps 3-2….Green comes through again.

  3. blitzthepig - May 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    To go from game one of the regular season to game 7 of the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs and be on the cusp of greatness is what true character is all about. The NYR has been that team. Their star didn’t get their coach fired as the Caps did. That character and home ice advantage and a world class goalie will win game 7. The Caps have shown a great ability to bounce back no doubt and their players such as Laich and Beagle shold be lauded for their efforts and toughness. But it is Ovechkin that can play the hero or the cancer. Given his track record of boom or bust, I’d bet on BUST everytime.

  4. vindicatus - May 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Why has there been no story on that premature NY Post declaration of victory? Or on the hubris on display by the NYR beginning the sale of tickets for the ECF hours before the game 6 loss?

  5. giants3699 - May 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Haa the rangers overrated goalie? Yet he’s by far the beat in the league up for a heart and vezina guess he isn’t good your right. The second the rangers win Saturday you and your devs army will be scraping your pants. The King owns the devils what happened last 2 times you guys played him in the playoff oh that’s right 8-1 or maybe 8-2 either way we went and knockedyou out of both series. Don’t let your nervousness cloud your brain see you guys soon.

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