New York Rangers vs. Capitals: 5 Keys for Rangers to Win NHL Playoff Series

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New York Rangers vs. Capitals: 5 Keys for Rangers to Win NHL Playoff Series
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The New York Rangers will take on the Washington Capitals in the first round of the NHL playoffs. It is the fourth time in five years that the two teams have met in the postseason.

Last season, the Rangers won their second-round matchup in seven games, in what was a hard-fought, intense series.

After being the favorite in last year's matchup, this year, the Rangers enter as the underdog. Both teams have had up-and-down seasons, and both teams ended the season incredibly hot.

The Capitals are 11-2-0 in the month of April, while the Rangers are 10-3-1.

What do the Rangers need to do to win this NHL playoff series? What are the most important keys?

Read on to find out.

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