The Caps of course, due to their top seed in the Eastern Conference, will play the first game of this series at Verizon Center.
Washington will be playing a Ranger team that is without winger Ryan Callahan, who has a broken ankle.
Caps fans have been weary of the Rangers, as they have dominated Washington throughout the regular season. They are a tough nosed, shot blocking squad who simply wear out their opposition. Not to mention they have one of the better goalies in Henrik Lundqvist.
Either way, this should be an intriguing match up, as the Caps will look to avoid a first round knockout similar to what happened last year against the Canadiens.