Saturday, April 27, 2013
Rangers to face Caps in Round 1
By Katie Strang
Ready for another Rangers-Caps playoff series?
Hours after the Rangers wrapped up the regular season with a 4-0 blanking of the New Jersey Devils, the Senators dropped a 2-1 decision to the Flyers in regulation, allowing New York to secure the No. 6 seed in the East.
The Rangers will face the Southeast Division-winning Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the fourth time in five years the two clubs meet in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
New York and Washington met last season in Round 2, with the Rangers edging the Caps in a seven-game series that included an epic triple-overtime thriller in Game 3.
It is not immediately clear when the series will start -- Tuesday or Wednesday -- but the Rangers will open Games 1 and 2 on the road with the Capitals enjoying home-ice advantage.