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Strang: Rangers ready to pay the price

The Rangers know they're in for a physical test against the Capitals and, banged-up or not, they're willing to sacrifice to make plays against one of the hardest-hitting teams in the league.

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Custance: Value of Green, others on the rise

It happens every spring. A team goes on a run in the Stanley Cup playoffs and you can almost see the price tags of its potential free agents increasing, like the gauge going up at the gas pump.

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Explaining my second-round playoff picks

Craig Custance makes a case for his Stanley Cup playoffs final four of the Capitals, Lightning, Blackhawks and Ducks.

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Krug notched a PPG in Team USA's 4-2 win over Russia today, while Eriksson scored a hat trick in Sweden's 8-1 win over Latvia

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Alain Vigneault on facing Caps' skill players: "We took the Crosby/Mallon challenge head on. We're going to take this one head on. " #NYR

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John Moore just laid out in front of a Vladimir Tarasenko one-timer. USA protecting a 1-goal lead vs. stacked Russians w/10 minutes to go.