The temperatures are rising, cherry blossoms are blooming and after a one-year absence, the Capitals are back in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers Saturday afternoon in their regular season finale at Verizon Center:
Alex Ovechkin puts the Capitals on the board in the season finale against the Rangers.
News, notes and quotes as the Capitals try to nail down home ice in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with today’s season finale against the New York Rangers [12:30 p.m., CSN]:
With a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Tuesday, the New York Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy for the NHL's top regular season record and earned home-ice throughout the playoffs.