Caps' Ward Returns In Game 1: Joel Ward returned to the ice in a 3-1 win over the Rangers in Game 1 on Thursday. (Updated 5/3/13)
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Joel Ward last played on April 7, when he took a puck to the knee. He had 8 goals and 12 assists in the regular season. Ward skated for just over eight minutes and is a welcome sight for the Caps' defense that continues to allow opposing offenses high shot totals. (Updated 5/3/13).
05/10/2013 22:51 Capitals prevail in overtime, up 3-2 over Rangers
Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum -- and the lead -- in their first-round playoff series.
05/08/2013 22:18 Rangers hold on to beat Capitals, square series at 2-2
Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-7 playoff series with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
05/06/2013 22:28 Rangers edge Capitals, cut series deficit to 2-1
Derek Stepan and Arron Asham both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period for the New York Rangers in a 4-3 victory against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 on Monday night.
Joel Ward cashed in on a strong 2011 postseason with Nashville to sign a free-agent contract with the Caps last summer. However, his first year in the District was a little underwhelming, as Ward registered just 18 points in 73 games with his crowning moment being the series-clinching overtime winner in Washington's upset of Boston in the first round last spring. Ward is a checking forward that will not be relied upon to score too often. (Updated 8/14/12)