Get live updates and analysis from Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
The New York star has just one point, an assist, through the first five games of this series and the Capitals want to make sure his dry spell continues for another few days.
As the Capitals head back to Madison Square Garden they know a solid start to Game 6 would go a long way to bolstering their efforts as they try to close out this first-round series.
Tom Wilson didn't play much in his NHL debut but still managed to demonstrate his toughness and skating ability to make a good first impression.
Through the first five games of the playoffs the Capitals' third line has been their most consistent and effective unit.
Mike Ribeiro plays his best game of the playoffs and tops it off with his first ever game-winning goal in the playoffs.
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Tom Wilson, who will make his NHL debut in Game 5 Friday against the Rangers, brings a blend of grit and offensive ability to the Capitals' lineup.
Alex Ovechkin is glad to receive recognition for his successful regular season by being named a finalist for the Hart Trophy but remains focused on the the Capitals' task at hand against the Rangers.
In Game 4 the Rangers dominated play early with an aggressive forecheck and by preventing Washington from making clean breakouts. It's the Capitals' turn to adapt.