The Washington Capitals concluded the 2012-13 regular season with a 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins last night. Washington, the third seed, will face the New York Rangers, the sixth seed, in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. This will mark the third consecutive season in which the two teams will face off in the playoffs.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will win the 2012-13 Richard Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s goal-scoring leader. Ovechkin scored 32 goals in 48 games this season. This marks Ovechkin’s third Richard Trophy, becoming the first player in the trophy’s 13-year history to win the award three times. The last 13-year period in NHL history when one player didn’t lead the League in goals at least three times was between 1937-1949.
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Washington Post: Capitals vs. Bruins: Eric Fehr nets game-winner in overtime as Washington upends Boston, 3-2, in season finale / Mike Wise: Steve Oleksky makes Washington Capitals and NHL playoffs after grinding for years / Capitals Insider: Capitals to face Rangers in Eastern Conference quarterfinals / Capitals Insider: Capitals re-sign Michal Neuvirth
Washington Times: Mike Green shows value to Capitals in finale vs. Bruins / Capitals Watch: Capitals vs. Rangers to open Stanley Cup Playoffs / Capitals Watch: Capitals re-sign Michal Neuvirth to 2-year, $5M deal / Capitals Watch: Alex Ovechkin closing in on another Richard Trophy
Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps re-sign goalie Michal Neuvirth
CSN Washington: Joe B: Caps repeat Rally against Bruins / Ovechkin shooting like a Rocket / Instant Analysis: Caps 3, Bruins 2 / Capitals to face Rangers in Round 1 / Rebirth of Ovechkin had its labor pains / Neuvirth: I don’t see myself as a backup’ / Capitals re-sign Michal Neuvirth / Mixed results for Caps prospects
NBCWashington.com: Capitals Re-Sign Michal Neuvrith to Two-Year Contract
New York Times: Rangers Will Face Capitals in Round 1
WNST: Frankovic: Green Leads Caps Over Bruins, Next Up: The Rangers
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