Read: The Capitals Are Looking For Payback

In the Washington Times, Nicklas Backstrom told Stephen  Whyno that the Capitals are looking for some payback after the Rangers eliminated the Capitals in seven games last season.

Backstrom said that the Caps feel they were the better team in the seven game series last year.

Backstrom expects both teams to be ready and for another “long” series between the two teams.

Karl Alzner told the Washington Post that the Capitals know what it takes to beat the Rangers, they just need to execute properly.

Alzner added “the Rangers will be tough to play, I think they’re built for the playoffs. If they can stay healthy they’re definitely a contender I think.”