Only one semi-final series goes the limit.
And it should be a great Saturday night in New York City.
A late goal by Marian Gaborik made it interesting, but this was the Caps night.
Braden Holtby made 30 saves.
Alexander Ovechkin and Jason Chimera scorfed.
Washington blocked 24 shots to six by the Rangers.
Faceoffs were 38-27.
The game had 70 hits.
At the risk of repeating myself, it’s going to be a beauty at Madison Square Garden.
Dale Hunter was able to roll four lines and got great hockey from his pluggers, notably Matt Hendricks … who had more ToI than Ovechkin, who had five hits, three shots and three blocked shots.
Brad Richards was 11-17 on draws.
The Caps’ PK killed five minors, including a four-minute high-sticking call on Jeff Halpern.