Rangers look to bounce back against the Capitals (WSH vs. NYR 3PM)

Ryan McDonagh will be assigned shutting down Alex Ovechkin (Getty)

Ryan McDonagh will be assigned shutting down Alex Ovechkin (Getty)

Henrik Lundqvist was left out to dry for the better part of yesterday’s first period in Boston. The Rangers defense apparently forgot the memo that he hadn’t played in 25 games and would likely need to get his timing back. It also didn’t help that NHL officials on ice and in the war room in Toronto reached a new level of incompetence but it’s time to focus on their own game today.

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The Rangers get a chance to redeem their sloppy start against the Bruins when they face the Washington Capitals today at MSG. Cam Talbot has already been confirmed to start in the second game of a back to back which was expected.

GAME 75: Washington Capitals v. New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden, NY 3PM

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WSH v NYR (DailyFaceoff)

WSH v NYR (DailyFaceoff)

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NOTES

SEASON SERIES (2-0 NYR)

Via Blueshirts United: Sunday’s matinee will mark the third of four meetings this season between the Rangers and Capitals. New York has won the first two games–once each on home ice and on the road. Back on December 23 the Rangers doubled up the Capitals 4-2 at Madison Square Garden with Henrik Lundqvist making 30 saves, including 19 in the third period when Washington outshot New York 21-9. Rick Nash recorded his first Hat Trick as a Blueshirt in this contest while Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist and Derick Brassard contributed a pair of helpers. Then 18 days ago the Rangers beat the Caps 3-1 down in D.C. as Carl Hagelin, J.T. Miller and St. Louis scored the Rangers goals and Cam Talbot stopped 28 of 29 shots. The Rangers killed off 1:18 worth of a two-man disadvantage bridging the first and second periods. The two wins this season give New York three straight against Washington, and have upped the Rangers recent record against the Capitals to 11-6-1 the past 18 games.