NEW YORK RANGERS (40-20-2) vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (41-13-7)
Game coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG
Looking to make up some ground, the Rangers play host to the division-leading Capitals.
· The 32-year-old from Brampton, Ontario has potted two goals in the past four games and has 18 goals this season, leaving him two short of the 20-goal plateau for the 12th time in his career
· Nash has a goal and two assists in the first two contests against the Capitals this season, with an average of 17:02 time on ice.
“We talked about it beforehand, making sure we get sticks in front and clear out the front for Henrik to see things. We’ve done it at times against this team in other match-ups but tonight it wasn’t enough.”
–Rangers’ defenseman, Ryan McDonagh after falling 5-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday at The Garden
Rangers’ defenseman, Ryan McDonagh (12th overall) and Caps center, Lars Eller (13th overall) were selected in consecutive picks in the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.