The last time these teams faced-off in the playoffs, Sergei Fedorov scored the game-winner to eliminate the Rangers in seven games. (Photo credit: Mitchell Layton)
The Capitals find themselves in the top spot in the East for the second year in a row. Washington, however, hopes that is where the similarities to last year end as they bring a new system and mindset into the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the Rangers won’t go easily.