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The Noon Number: Hello Again

A look at the five players who have been here and done this each and every time... 5 - Number of players who have appeared in every Capitals-Rangers playoff game (all 26 of 'em) over the past six seasons: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green for Washington and Henrik Lundqvist and Dan Girardi for New York. Here's how the skaters have fared: Player Goals Assists Points +/- PIM SOG S% Ovechkin 10 9 19 0 16 118 8.5 Green 5 11 16 3 24 62 8.1 Backstrom 2 13 15 2 8 52 3.8 Girardi 1 4 5 1 8 39 2.6 And King Henrik: Player Wins Losses Goals Against Shots...

Rangers will focus on upping their game

Eight times, now, Dan Girardi has put his seemingly indestructible body through the grind of the NHL postseason. Six times, now, Girardi and the Rangers have survived the first round. So the defenseman, who turns 31 on Wednesday, is veteran savvy enough to know the team’s five-game win over the Penguins in the first round will not mean anything in the second round against either the Capitals or Islanders unless they improve their play. “I think it’s pretty good,” Girardi said of the Rangers’ level of play after Friday’s decisive 2-1 overtime win over the Penguins at Madison...

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