5 Advantages the Caps Have Had in Their Series with the Rangers

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5 Advantages the Caps Have Had in Their Series with the Rangers
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After the Washington Capitals' nail-biting, but thrilling, 2-1 overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, the Caps now sit just one win away from advancing, yet again, to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Gaining some revenge against the team that eliminated them a year ago would be rather sweet as well.

Not blowing a 2-0 series lead for the ninth time in their playoff history—yeah, that would be nice too.

Mike Ribeiro's game-winning goal secured the 3-2 series lead for the Caps, but the Caps would not be in this position were it not for their making the most of the advantages they have held over the Rangers as this series has progressed.

How have the Caps grabbed the lead in this series, with a chance to end things on Sunday in New York?

Let's take a look at the five main advantages the Caps have held in this series.

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