The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals today in a decisive seventh game in their National Hockey League playoff series after Derick Brassard’s second-period goal gave the Rangers a 1-0 win.
The Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in a shootout to tie the Ottawa Senators and the Islanders for the final three playoff places in the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference ahead of an April 13 matchup between the New York rivals.
The New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 4-1 to tie the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece as goalie Martin Brodeur got his 109th playoff win, withstood a third-period punch and even collected an assist.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo was suspended for seven games and Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque was banned for five for illegal challenges on National Hockey League opponents this week.
New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider will have to wait until tomorrow for another chance to become the first person since 1987 to play in the National Hockey League playoffs in the same year that he won a national college championship.