Rangers Oust Capitals in Game 7

May 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Rangers Oust Capitals in Game 7

" Seven is heaven for the Rangers once again.

The Rangers have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals after a 2-1 victory over the Capitals in Game Seven at Madison Square Garden. It's the first trip to that round since 1997.

If the Rangers have a dream strategy, it is to grab an early lead and then hand the game over to Henrik Lundqvist for safekeeping. Thanks to a guy building a pretty impressive playoff resume for himself, they got to implement it on Saturday night.

Brad Richards was set up on a brilliant play by Carl Hagelin, who used his speed to create a chance, and beat Braden Holtby just 92 seconds into the game to put the Rangers ahead 1-0. The jolt of energy to the team was enormous and, once again, Richards was the man on the spot.

It's unfair to compare him to Mark Messier as this point, but the one thing Richards has done in a similar way to number 11 is that he has lived up to advance billing as a leader who comes up big in the biggest moments "

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