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For Capitals, Rangers, numbers don’t add up


The numbers are so staggering that even Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom agrees this best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal round series against the New York Rangers is just flat out, off the charts, mind-boggling bizarre.

“Kind of weird, yeah,” Backstrom said. “I don’t know what to say, it’s just weird.”

The Caps have outscored the Rangers, 12-7, including a pair of 4-0 whitewashings. They have outshot the Rangers, 170-119. Don’t even try to count how many scoring chances the Caps have had compared the Rangers.

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This story just reiterates the value of goaltending in the NHL playoffs.  I’ve been hearing (on Satellite radio and the Illegal Curve Radio Show) people discount the value of goaltending in the playoffs.  Its been suggested that goalies are over valued these days.  Think they think that in Vancouver or Boston?  Young Varlamov seems to be working out for the Capitals but I think it just goes to show you how important goaltending is to advance deep into the playoffs.

The Jets and Moose remain off the ice while the Ice of Winnipeg are back on it tomorrow night here in Manitoba.

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Tongues were wagging in south Florida at the All-Star gear worn by Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

The folks who made his gear are giving it away to one lucky fan.

Dinner bell is ringing.

Time to eat and peruse the latest hockey news.

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