Aggressive NY Rangers down Capitals
The New York Rangers won an exciting National Hockey League match against Washington Capitals on Wednesday. With a final score 4-3, the Rangers scored two of their goals in the first period.
The Rangers’ Dan Boyle on defence kept the game tight and tidy, while left wing Chris Kreider kept the team confident in the opening seconds, skating at 40km/hr to score with a backwards sliding shot. This aggressive play saw the Capitals trying to keep up but just unable to make a final score to tie the match.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said after the win: ‘We wanted a chance, and we gave ourselves a chance.’
The ice has never been so begrudging with the third game for the two teams coming up. It will be interesting to see if the Capitals can play confident and aggressive hockey – or has the Rangers’ win shattered their icy confidence?
Said Rick Nash of the Rangers: “Yeah it’s nice to score goals and they’ve been hard to come by.” Statistics for goals stand at Rangers 197, Capitals 187. With only 10 points difference players will be preparing for a very close return match.