NHL Playoffs 2012: Rangers-Capitals Game 7: Preview and Predictions

May 12th, 2012 by Kyle MacMillan Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers will face off tonight in a gripping Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The winner of tonight's game will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the New Jersey Devils.


Key Washington Players

Jason Chimera

Chimera has been a key factor to the Capitals' success in this series, especially last game, where he scored the second goal and assisted the first. His second year in Washington has been his breakout season on the team. If Chimera can play aggressive offensively, King Lundqvist had better watch out.

Brandon Holtby

Washington has always struggled to find a good goalie. Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov and Jose Theodore all had their respective problems. Then came along some Holtby, a young Canadian goalie from the Hershey Bears. While he had made his NHL debut in late 2010, he was re-assigned to AHL duty until the last game of this year's regular season.

Then the playoffs came. 

Holtby has been the reason the Capitals are still in the playoffs. He has made acrobatic saves to keep the puck from sliding into the net.& ...

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