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The New York Rangers got the breaks they needed to beat the Washington Capitals in Game One. It seems like nothing went right for the Caps.
The first period was scoreless despite the Rangers dominating early and the Caps buzzing late. A little past halfway in, Artem Anisimov converted a wraparound after Mike Green failed to contain him. Jason Chimera tipped in a saucer pass from Brooks like before the second period’s final buzzer. Chris Kreider’s slapshot restored the Rangers’ lead as Mike Green signaled for a line change. Brad Richards piled on with a net-crasher. Rangers beat Caps 3-1.
Series record: Rangers 1, Capitals 0
That was bad hockey. Without that exceptional goal from Chimera and Laich, this would’ve been an easy shut out for Henrik. We can complain about the refs and the bad bounces, but this team will need more than luck to win Game Two.
Discipline and pucks on net. Fewer penalties and more shots. Less penalty killing and more net crashing. I just said the same thing three times.
Have a good weekend, everybody. Let’s try to get this one behind us and rally back in number two.
Hehehe. Number two.
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