It took a full seven games, but the New York Rangers will not be the second #1 seed to lose in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.
The Capitals and Rangers take the series to a fitting Game 7. Here’s a look at all the drama that lead up to this point.
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012 in New York City.
The Washington Capitals & the New York Rangers are tied up with 3 wins apiece in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The final & deciding Game 7 will be played Saturday May 12th, 2012 in New York.
The Washington Capitals 3-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Capitals clinch the series in five games. (Photos by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)