Highlight: Caps beat Rangers 3-1 in Game 1, Eastern Conf. Qtr.

I said yesterday that if the Caps wanted to win this series, it was imperative that they make a statement by delivering a convincing victory in game 1. I guess they took my advice. You're welcome, DC.

 Teammates celebrate with forward Jason Chimera shortly after giving the Capitals a 3-1 midway through the second period.  Photo courtesy of The Washington Post

Teammates celebrate with forward Jason Chimera shortly after giving the Capitals a 3-1 midway through the second period.  Photo courtesy of The Washington Post

Behind three second period goals and a near-dominant performance by goalie Braden Holtby, the Capitals overwhelmed the visiting New York Rangers on Thursday night winning 3-1. Here are some highlights if case you missed it...