|Caps, Rangers had turning points on way to Game 1|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:05|
Without it, the Capitals might not be preparing to host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference playoff series Thursday night.
Washington won only two of its first 11 games and was last in the entire NHL after a 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh. The next morning, players met at their practice facility and talked about what was going wrong.
Right after that, Washington went on a three-game winning streak and wound up winning the Southeast Division.
Center Nicklas Backstrom says of the meeting: ``That's what I think was the turning point.''
The Rangers also had a pivotal moment - deals made at the trade deadline.