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Caps Today, 5/5/13

Today’s Storyline

The Washington Capitals will hold an optional practice today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 11 a.m.

Yesterday marked Washington’s first postseason shutout since a 2-0 win over the Rangers on 4/15/11. It also marked Washington’s first 1-0 playoff win since 4/12/01 vs. Pittsburgh.

Mike Green scored the second playoff game-winning goal of his career, his second against the Rangers. It was his first career overtime postseason goal.

Braden Holtby has allowed two goals or less in six of eight career playoff games vs. the Rangers (4-4, 1.80 GAA, .935 save percentage in those eight games).

With his assist on Green’s overtime goal, Alex Ovechkin has passed Mike Ridley and now ranks second in Capitals playoff scoring history with 61 career postseason points.


Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook: Caps 1, Rangers 0 (OT) / Rangers Hope to Get Healthier in Game 2
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame 5/4/13 / Eric Fehr Postgame 5/4/13 / Nicklas Backstrom Postgame 5/4/13 / Marcus Johansson Postgame 5/4/13 / Troy Brouwer Postgame 5/4/13 / Alex Ovechkin Postgame 5/4/13 / Braden Holtby Postgame 5/4/13 / Mike Green Postgame 5/4/13 / Rangers Postgame Locker Room 5/4/13 / John Tortorella Postgame 5/4/13 / Karl Alzner 5/4/13 / Nicklas Backstrom 5/4/13 / Matt Hendricks 5/4/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 5/4/13Two-Man Advantage 5/4/13 / Monumental Today Pregame Special 5/4/13

Capitals Voice: Game Over Green: Caps Win 1-0 in OT in Game 2 / Chatting with Adam Oates: Game 2 Up Next for Caps

Washington Post: Rangers’ offense struggles as Capitals take 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup playoffs / Feinstein: Henrik Lundqvist makes one mistake but it’s a costly one / NHL playoffs: Mike Green’s goal in overtime gives Capitals 2-0 series lead on Rangers / Capitals Insider: ‘Game over’ Green returns as Capitals take 2-0 series lead / Capitals Insider: Caps vs. Rangers, Game 2: Washington wins, 1-0, in OT / Capitals Insider: Capitals stress patience when facing Rangers’ penalty kill

Washington Times: Game Over Green gives Caps OT win over Rangers / Puck over glass penalty helps Capitals win a playoff game / Capitals Watch: Capitals beat Rangers in OT

Washington Examiner: Getting off to a great start / Loose Pucks: Caps 1, Rangers 0 (Overtime): Five Observations

CSN Washington: In overtime, Mike Green blasts winner for Caps / Caps hope to wake up on right side of bed / ‘Casual Mike’ gives Caps 2-0 series lead / Inside the Caps’ 1-0 win over Rangers / Joe B: Caps overthrow the “King” in OT

NHL: Green, Holtby give Capitals 2-0 series edge / Capitals find success with better penalty kill

Associated Press: Capitals top Rangers 1-0 in OT for 2-0 series lead Video: Mike Green Scores only goal in OT as Capitals win Game 2

ESPN New York: Rapid Reaction: Caps 1, Rangers 0 (OT) / W2W4: Rangers at Caps, Game 2 Caps squeeze past Rangers in overtime

New York Times: Capitals Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Rangers

Sports Illustrated: Washington Capitals down New York Rangers 1-0 in overtime

Sporting News: NHL playoffs: Caps make Ryan McDonagh pay, go up 2-0 Rangers

USA Today: Capitals take Game 2 over Rangers in overtime

Yahoo! Sports: After much delay, Capitals top Rangers in OT for 2-0 series lead
PennLive: Providence Bruins Avoid Sweep by Hershey Bears
Ted’s Take: Holding Serve
Russian Machine Never Breaks: Steve Oleksy’s Long Road to NHL Includes Mile Long Walk to Car After Braden Holtby Prank

Injury Update
D Tom Poti – day-to-day
F Brooks Laich – day-to-day