Sunday, May 13, 2012
Morning jam: Caps-Rangers game facts
By Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats and Information
Rangers 2, Capitals 1 – NYR win series 4-3
* Rangers improve to 5-0 all-time in home Game 7s; 5 straight Game 7 wins at home are tied for 2nd-most all-time (Bruins won 6 straight from 1983-94)
* Rangers advance to Eastern Conference finals for 1st time since 1997 (lost to Flyers); have home-ice against Devils
* Neither the Rangers nor their opponent have scored more than 3 goals in 13 straight playoff games, the longest streak in a single postseason
* 13 of 14 Capitals games in playoffs were decided by 1 goal; despite only playing 2 rounds, that is just 3 short of NHL playoff record (Hurricanes, 16 games in 2006)
* Alex Ovechkin: 0 goals, 8 shots in 4 losses to Rangers (3 goals on 14 shots in 3 wins)
FROM ELIAS: The Rangers and Capitals alternated wins throughout their series. It was the sixth such seven-game playoff series in NHL history, and the first since the 2003 Eastern Conference finals between John Tortorella's Lightning and the Flyers.
FROM ELIAS: The Rangers defeated the Capitals, 2-1, capping the first seven-game playoff series in NHL history in which no team scored more than three goals in any game. Honorable mention to the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs, neither of which scored more than three goals in any of the six games in their 2002 Eastern Conference finals.