Game Notes: Rangers at Washington Capitals
Game 5 of 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
The Rangers face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at the Verizon Center in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (7:00 p.m.). On Wednesday, the Rangers defeated the Capitals, 2-1, in Game Four, to take a 3-1 series lead. New York enters tonight's game with a 197-209-8 all-time record in its previous 414 playoff contests, including a 88-128-6 mark on the road. The Rangers have posted a 23-29 record all-time in the fifth game of a post-season series. New York is 10-6 when Game Five is a potential series clincher for the Blueshirts, and are 12-0 in series when leading 3-1.
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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast on 1050 ESPN New York and on satellite radio at XM 204.
All Time – Rangers Playoff Record
2008-09 - Rangers vs. Capitals
Nov. 8 Rangers 1, Capitals 3 at Washington
Dec. 23 Rangers 4, Capitals 5 (OT) at MSG
Jan. 3 Rangers 1, Capitals 2 at Washington
Feb. 11 Rangers 5, Capitals 4 (SO) at MSG
April 15 Rangers 4, Capitals 3 at Washington
April 18 Rangers 1, Capitals 0 at Washington
April 20 Washington 4, Rangers 0 at MSG
April 22 Washington 1, Rangers 2 at MSG
April 24 Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
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Recent New York Rangers Postseason Games
Last 5 NYR games: 3-1-0
Last 10 NYR games: 3-1-0
* The Rangers have lost one manpower game due to injury or illness this postseason.