Capitals-Rangers: Washington Outworked, Outplayed in 4-3 Loss

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Dave Nichols in NHL
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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 8ùFrom the drop of the opening faceoff Thursday night at Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals played like they were in the third game of a western swing instead of their second home game of the season after a day off.
The New York Rangers outworked, outplayed, and outhustled the Caps the entire game.á The Blueshirts (3-1-0) took advantage of defensive miscues on their first two goals, and victimized starting goalie Jose Theodore for the last two.
Marian Gaborik scored the tying and winning goals 2:31 apart in the third period, on soft wrist shots from the top of the face off circles, practically carbon copies of each other.
Of Gaborik's heroics, coach Bruce Boudreau said, "Those are the ones, in the third period, you've got to stop. I ...

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