The Washington Capitals have pulled the New York Rangers for their opponent in the second round of the playoffs (check the schedule here). This will be the sixth time in history that the Caps and Rangers will square off in a best-of-seven series. But unlike recent years, the Rangers are no underdogs. They finished in first place in the Eastern Conference, just barely missing the President’s Trophy after a loss to some no-name team in the final game of the regular season. Meanwhile the Caps are the scrappy team that no one expected to slay the dragon in round one. It’s going to be a big series between two old Patrick Division rivals.

In preparation, we peaked back at last year’s quarterfinal series between the Caps and Rangers in hopes that it might give us a glimpse at the future. No matter their predictive value, these five games were a freaking blast. Join me for some good memories behind the jump.

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Here’s Your Schedule for Capitals-Rangers ECSF

Straight from the horse’s mouth!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28		3:00 P.M.	AT NY RANGERS	NBC, CBC
MONDAY, APRIL 30		7:30 P.M.	AT NY RANGERS	NBCSN, CBC
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2		7:30 P.M.	AT WASHINGTON	NBCSN, CBC
SATURDAY, MAY 5			12:30 P.M.	AT WASHINGTON	NBC, CBC
MONDAY, MAY 7			7:30 P.M.	AT NY RANGERS	NBCSN, CBC
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9		TBD		AT WASHINGTON	TBD, CBC
SATURDAY, MAY 12		TBD		AT NY RANGERS	TBD, CBC

 

What do you guys think? Where are our confidence levels?