1.) Milan Jurcina finally played up to his potential -- and consistently at that. He led the Caps D in hits with 24. Only Shaone Morrisonn was on ice for fewer goals-against 5-on-5 per 60 minutes. (And by only a .81 to .76 margin.) Jurcina's poke-check on Sean Avery's late-third period breakaway may have saved the WSH season. (Round Two tip: Keep 23 off-ice when the Pens are on the PP.)
2.) David Steckel is good at killing penalties. Despite leading Caps forwards in PK time-on-ice and despite killing against the Rangers' top unit, only one Cap forward who regularly killed penalties was better at 4-on-5 (Nick Backstrom). Which brings us to...
3.) Steckel was both great and bad -- 5-on-5 in the series: The Caps scored more even-strength goals per 60 minutes with Steckel on the ice than any other player. Alas: The Caps gave up the most (minus one-and-done Jeff Schultz) with Stecks on the ice, too.
4.) Speaking of Nick Backstrom and the penalty-kill: Backstrom averaged over two minutes per game of PK time per game and the Rags didn't score a single PPG with him on the ice. Backstrom was just as good at even-strength, leading the Caps in 5-on-5 Corsi.
5.) Tom Poti was a beast -- at both ends and in all situations. This might be the stat of the series: Per 60 minutes of power play ice-time, the Caps scored more goals with Tom Poti on the ice than any other player. No wonder Poti was 2-4-6 for the series.