Washington (8-13-1) at NY Rangers (15-7-3) 8:00 pm EST
NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Thanks to Jaromir Jagr and Michael
Nylander, the New York Rangers are one victory away from
recording their first five-game winning streak in 3 1/2
The duo, which has combined for 18 points during the winning
streak, leads the Rangers into Saturday's matchup with the
But the Capitals are 3-1-1 against the Rangers since dealing
Jagr to New York in January 2004, including a 3-2 triumph on
Jagr, who scored his 21st goal in Thursday's 6-3 win vs.
Atlanta, has three goals and seven assists during the streak.
Nylander added a goal and an assist Thursday to give him three
goals and five assists in the run.
New York, which has not won five straight since April 2002,
could be without starting goaltender Kevin Weekes, who left
Thursday's game in the third period with a right ankle bruise.
Washington hopes to get Alexander Ovechkin back in scoring
mode. The rookie left wing has not tallied in a season-high
three straight games.
Ovechkin did have an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss
to Tampa Bay. Matt Pettinger, Brian Sutherby and Andrew
Cassels scored for Washington, which squandered a three-goal
lead in losing for the third time in four games.