How to watch Rangers vs Capitals tonight, plus matchup notes

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May 3, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers celebrates his powerplay goal at 2:30 of the second period against Vitek Vanecek #41 of the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports
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How to watch the New York Rangers versus the Washington Capitals as they face off tonight at Madison Square Garden. This will also be their second meeting of the season after a season-opening loss in Washington.

Here’s how to watch and listen to today’s game, plus matchup and stats information.

NYR: 32-13-5 (69 POINTS)
WSH: 28-15-9 (65 POINTS)


Rangers last game: 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators

How to watch Rangers vs Capitals

Both regional and out-of-market fans can watch tonight’s game on ESPN. Please check your local channel listings.

Fans can also stream tonight’s game using ESPN+ and other streaming services like FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV, and others.

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New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

All-Time: 103-102-18-11 (57-46-9-5 at home; 46-56-9-6 on the road)

The Rangers lost their first game of the season to the Capitals in Washington 5-1 with Alexandar Georgiev in net.

Rangers that can cap the Capitals:

Artemi Panarin – 23 GP, 10G-16A—26P – Panarin has five points (1G-4A) in his last three games against the Capitals and points in 10 of his last 13 games against Washington (7G-12A). From January 12, 2019 to March 19, 2021, Panarin recorded points in eight-straight games against them.

Ryan Strome – 33 GP, 8G-18A—26P – Strome has points in eight of his last nine games against the Capitals (3G-7A). Strome’s 26 points against Washington are his second-most against one opponent in the NHL (New Jersey – 28)

Mika Zibanejad – 34 GP, 14G-11A—25P – Zibanejad established a single-game career-high with five goals, and tied the Rangers’ single-game franchise record for goals, on Mar. 5, 2020 vs. Washington. He has tallied six points (4G- 2A) in his last nine games against Washington.

Igor Shesterkin – 4 GP, 3-1-0, with a .924 SV%, and 2.53 GAA.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

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Rangers key notes:

Top 50: The Blueshirts finished with a 32-13-5 mark for 69 points in their first 50 games. That’s the 7th most points accumulated in their history for that timespan.

Honoring the Cat: The Rangers will wear an E.F. decal on their helmets to honor Emile “The Cat” Francis who just passed away at 95.

Comeback Kids: The Blueshirts are tied with the Panthers for most comeback wins at 17.

Key Rangers:

Chris Kreider’s 33 goals are 3rd in the NHL, his 17 PPG ranks first.

Adam Fox’s 48 points is tied for 3rd in scoring among defensemen.

Artemi Panarin’s 55 points ranks 7th in the NHL.


Rangers Milestones within reach

Mika Zibanejad is 1 overtime goal away from tying Cecil Dillon, Butch Keeling and Brian Leetch (7 each) for the most overtime goals by a player in Rangers history. 1 SHG to tie for top 10 in shorthanded goals.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 26.57% (4th)
  • NYR PK is working at 83.22% (8th)

*Some Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers. Other team stats available on Forever Blueshirts.

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