The New York Rangers have defeated the Ottawa Senators tonight to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the Rangers being the top seed in the Eastern Conference, they will now face our Washington Capitals.
Caps last faced the Rangers in the NHL playoffs in the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Caps upended the Rangers in 7 games
If you remember, New York jumped out to a stunning 2-0 series lead, taking both games in Washington. They split the next two in New York, giving the Rangers a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Caps rallied to win three consecutive games. including an incredible game seven that was won by a Sergei Fedorov series-winning goal late in Game 7.
The Caps and Rangers split 4 games this season.