For the fourth time in the last five years and the third year in a row, the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers are set to meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The two teams will kick off the 2013 edition of the war on Thursday, May 2 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
The Rangers won a hard-fought Eastern Semifinals battle in seven games a year ago, but the Caps came out on top in the previous two meetings: a seven-game series win in the 2009 Conference Quarterfinals and a 4-1 series win in the first round in 2011.
Here's the full schedule for their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal meeting in 2013:
|Game||Date||Matchup||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Game 1||Thu, May 2||Rangers at Capitals||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN, TSN|
|Game 2||Sat, May 4||Rangers at Capitals||12:30 p.m.||NBC, TSN|
|Game 3||Mon, May 6||Capitals at Rangers||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN, TSN|
|Game 4||Wed, May 8||Capitals at Rangers||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN, TSN|
|Game 5*||Fri, May 10||Rangers at Capitals||7:30 p.m.||TSN|
|Game 6*||Sun, May 12||Capitals at Rangers||TBD||TSN|
|Game 7*||Mon, May 13||Rangers at Capitals||TBD||TSN|