Notes and observations from Washington's loss to the Rangers Wednesday night.
Troy Brouwer says his hit on Derek Stepan was accidental. "I pride myself on being an honest player and tried to get out of the way without causing as much damage as possible."
Discuss the game as the Capitals host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers Wednesday night.
The Capitals aren't dwelling on last year's playoff loss but looking to build on their first regulation win of the season.
Notes from the Capitals' morning skate.
The two teams have a lot of recent playoff history, but this year's New York Rangers don't look like the one the Capitals are so familiar with.
Alex Ovechkin played the final two games of the Capitals' series against the Rangers with a hairline fracture in his left foot, according to a league source.
General Manager George McPhee discusses the officiating in the Capitals' first-round series against New York. John Tortorella criticizes Capitals for "whining."
Alex Ovechkin met with reporters Tuesday to discuss the Capitals' first-round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs and downplayed his lack of offensive production against New York.
Washington's top line was the key driver in the team's ability to clinch a postseason berth, but once they were in the playoffs the unit disappeared combining for only three goals and none after Game 3.