May 11, 2013
Business as usual as Caps look to bounce Rangers
Washington heads to MSG up 3-2 looking to polish off series
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during second period action in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference quarterfinal hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 8, 2013. (REUTERS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Washington Capitals are trying to take a business-as-usual approach as they head to Madison Square Garden on Sunday with a chance to eliminate the New York Rangers from the playoffs.

The Capitals lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and would prefer to avoid a Game 7 back at Verizon Center on Monday night.

“You battle so hard through the regular season to try and get home-ice advantage,” said Capitals winger Troy Brouwer. “Just in case there is a Game 7, you’d like to have the home crowd, the home familiarity of (sleeping in) your own bed the night before as an advantage.



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