New York Rangers defeat Washington Capitals, 4-3

As Donald Brashear and the rest of the Rangers wrestle with their pasts Thursday night at Verizon Center, Matt Gilroy will be about the only Ranger savoring his memories of the place.

The Rangers Thursday night make their first meaningful trip to Washington since their Game 7 loss back on April 28 capped a playoff collapse, reacquainting themselves with Alex Ovechkin, who has five goals in three games this season.

Brashear, a Capital at the time, was suspended for th...

WASHINGTON - There is a reason the Rangers pay Marian Gaborik the big bucks, and that is to take hold of games like Thursday night's in which the Rangers didn't know if they were coming or going.

The Rangers survived at the Verizon Center, winning a game with penalty-killing that made up for a lack of discipline, behind a goaltender who stopped all nine of Alex Ovechkin's shots but let a dump-in from the red line tie the game in the third period.

What put them over t...