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The Caps stole one in Madison Square Garden, which is all they needed to do to bring home ice advantage back to Verizon Center, where they would strive to do what the Rangers could not: defend it.
Check back for our full recap later, but first, here's Monday night's Plus/Minus:
- Plus: Braden Holtby. Huge saves in all situations. 2nd career shutout. What more do you want from your franchise netminder?
- Minus: Reliance on Braden Holtby. It'd be nice to give the dude a little breathing room, eh? You also don't like to see your big guns get dominated on evens on home ice— something that hasn't happened very much in these playoffs.
And now, this...
Ten more notes on the game: