2012 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Vs. Capitals - Holding Momentum
In the first round of the chess match between the Rangers and Capitals, much will be made of Mike Green's mistakes, but Marc Staal's performance may be a sign of future trouble for the Rangers in this series.
As we draw closer to the second round series between the Caps and Rangers, a look at the key match-ups to watch for.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Mike Rupp, NY Rangers (Interference on goalkeeper), 3:23; Alexander Semin, Washington (Slashing), 3:50; Marc Staal, NY Rangers (Interference), 12:16; Alex Ovechkin, Washington (Tripping), 17:54.|
|- 1, NY Rangers Goal - Artem Anisimov, from Ruslan Fedotenko and Ryan McDonagh at 12:38. 2, Washington Goal - Jason Chimera (2), from Brooks Laich at 19:56. Penalties - Marc Staal, NY Rangers (Holding), 6:26; Brandon Prust, NY Rangers (Boarding), 7:53.|
|- 3, NY Rangers Goal - Chris Kreider (2), from Derek Stepan at 7:00. 4, NY Rangers Goal - Brad Richards (3), from Chris Kreider and Marian Gaborik at 8:30. Penalties - Alexander Semin, Washington (Tripping), 2:12; Alex Ovechkin, Washington (Too many men/ice - bench), 12:20.|