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  1. Alex Ovechkin is feeling the need for speed

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    He’s not talking about watching “Top Gun” either.

  2. Brooks Laich is making sure everyone is on the same page

    Apr 29, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT

    Brooks Laich

    “If there are things I think we can be doing better I’m going to find a way to get the most out of our guys.”

  3. Everyone welcome Alex Semin to the fourth line

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    Taking two penalties and earning a -1 plus/minus rating comes with consequences.

  4. PHT Morning Skate: Everyone is loving Jonathan Quick

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    Jonathan Quick

    When you play a crazy good game the way he did, you’d appreciate him too. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  5. Low shot total hurts Braden Holtby

    Apr 28, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals reacts after giving up a goal in the second period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    He faced just 14 shots on goal Saturday.

  6. Discuss: Rangers take Game 1, beat Capitals 3-1

    Apr 28, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

    Chris Kreider, Michael Del Zotto

    Braden Holtby wasn’t the big rookie to be talked about as Chris Kreider steals the show in Game 1.

  7. Watch the saucer pass Brooks Laich makes to Jason Chimera

    Apr 28, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT

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    This play had so much sauce on it they should call it spaghetti.

  8. Dennis Wideman believes he’s doing a fine job of defending

    Apr 28, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Chris Kelly, Dennis Wideman

    “I thought I played well. I was happy with my series.”

  9. Joel Ward on racism in hockey: “It’s a battle I think will always be there”

    Apr 28, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

    Tyler Seguin, Joel Ward

    “I know what I signed up for. I’m a black guy playing a predominantly white sport. It’s just going to come with the territory.”

  10. Tale of the Tape: Rangers vs Capitals

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT

    OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 18: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal with teammate Brad Richards #19 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Ottawa Senators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

    New York and Washington tied their regular season series at 2-2.

  11. NHL on NBC: Rangers, Caps start Round III of their playoff rivalry

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

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    Let’s see what Holtby does for an encore.

  12. Caps, Rangers prepare for block party

    Apr 27, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Players on both teams are willing to sacrifice their bodies by getting in front of shots.

  13. Rangers’ Boyle returns to practice, hopeful for Game 1 vs. Washington

    Apr 27, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

    Comments Off on Rangers’ Boyle returns to practice, hopeful for Game 1 vs. Washington
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    Hasn’t played since being concussed by Ottawa’s Chris Neil in Game 5.

  14. Rookies shine in their Stanley Cup playoff debuts

    Apr 27, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

    Braden Holtby

    Washington’s Braden Holtby leads a list of impressive debutantes.

  15. Poll: Who will win the 2012 Hart Trophy?

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Perry with Hart

    Corey Perry was the 2011 winner.

  16. Series at a glance: New York-Washington playoff preview

    Apr 27, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    Backstrom Richards

    The Rangers and Capitals meet for the third time in four postseasons.

  17. Get ready for Lundqvist vs. Ovechkin Part III

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Torts: “I haven’t even got that far yet.”

  18. Discuss: Rangers squeak by Senators 2-1 in Game 7

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

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    Gab about a game that just about everything you should expect from a Game 7.

  19. Capitals got Ward for big playoff games

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT

    Joel Ward, Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom

    Based on Joel Ward‘s regular season statistics, his $3 million annual cap hit seems awfully generous, but then the Capitals weren’t just thinking about just the regular season when they signed him. Ward has built up a reputation of excelling in the postseason and this year’s been no exception. He already has three points in…

  20. Poll: Does the NHL need to address the decline in goal-scoring?

    Apr 26, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT

    Rangers versus Sens

    Defensive hockey is all the rage these days.

  21. Ex-NHL ref Fraser: Washington’s series-winning goal shouldn’t have counted

    Apr 26, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

    Knuble Thomas

    “Decisions of this magnitude are never popular but sometimes they just have to be made.”

  22. Bruins “very disappointed” by racist tweets; Simmonds calls those responsible “gutless”

    Apr 26, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

    Wayne Simmonds

    “It’s the Internet. They can say whatever they want, and they don’t have to show their faces,” said Simmonds.

  23. Capitals GM: “We needed to win a series like this”

    Apr 26, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    George McPhee

    George McPhee didn’t add: “And I … kinda needed this to keep my job.”

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