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Keys to Rangers' series vs. Capitals

Goaltending is one factor as Blueshirts run into their playoff nemesis -- again

Updated: April 28, 2012, 3:22 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Rangers sure didn't glide through their first-round matchup against the eighth-seeded Senators, and now they have a familiar foe staring them down in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Washington Capitals have knocked the Rangers out of the playoffs in their past two postseason appearances (2009, 2011) and are coming off a stunning upset of the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. Here are the five things the Rangers need to do to avoid a three-peat.

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