Top 3 ways Washington Capitals can upset NY Rangers

It's 2-0 New York in the best of seven over Washington with the series shifting back to Capital One Arena for Games 3 and 4 this weekend
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Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
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#1 Get Alex Ovechkin going

We all know the numbers. For those that don't, Alex Ovechkin was held without a shot on goal in Game 1 and only had one shot on goal in Game 2. Whatever offensive schemes Spencer Carbery draws up in practice, they have to find a way to get the great eight involved.

Carbery talked about the offensive struggles from Game 1 afterwards via Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network:

""Entries were a massive issue, as everybody saw. We got to start there before we can even talk about the in zone sequences and what we're looking for. We had a few in zone sequences but not nearly enough for as many power plays as we generated.""

Spencer Carbery following Game 1

The offense looked much better in the third period of Game 2 which circles back to key number 3 a couple of slides ago about how the Caps have to continue their momentum. Tom Wilson got going with a goal. He was in front of the net. That's going hard in the paint and creating offense.

If you have a ticket to Friday night's game get there early and be loud as the puck drops at 7 p.m. If you aren't going to Game 3 you can catch the game on Monumental Sports Network with Joe B and Locker on the call or on TNT, Tru TV or MAX. There will be an optional morning skate tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. for the Caps at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.