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WASHINGTON -- Even as they were rolling to 120 points and the Presidents Trophy last season, the Washington Capitals had stretches where they started games slowly, falling behind early before rallying. Nike Air Vapormax Run Utility Sale .This season theyre starting strong and finishing strong.Washington (3-0-1) scored first in each of its four games and has yet to allow a third period goal. The Capitals overcame a sluggish second period and scored twice in the third for a 4-2 win at Florida on Thursday to earn their third straight victory.I think in the first we said, lets do it the right way, coach Barry Trotz said. Lets get on their defense. Thats the way you have to do it in this league, you have to put some pressure on their back end.Washington will try to continue its strong play on Saturday, when it hosts a New York Rangers team that started very fast in its last game.The Rangers scored 69 seconds in and outshot Detroit 33-18, but Jimmy Howard was perfect the rest of the way -- including stopping three breakaways -- as the Red Wings rallied for a 2-1 win on Wednesday night.New York (2-2) scored 15 goals in its first four games, led by Chris Kreiders three goals and four assists. Mika Zibanejad owns two goals and three assists.I like our process. I like the way were playing, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Wednesday. Were not giving up much to the opposition and were definitely generating some Grade A opportunities.New Yorks offensive task wont get any easier Saturday night against Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby and a Washington defense thats allowed six goals in four games.Theyre a good team with a lot of skill and its going to be a good test for us, New Yorks Jimmy Vesey told Madison Square Garden network. Their forward group is extremely skilled and Holtbys one of the best goaltenders in the league.The Rangers have had some success against the Washington goalie. For his career, Holtby is 6-8-1 with a 2.69 goals-against average versus New York.In 44 games against the Rangers, Alex Ovechkin, who has two goals this season including the go-ahead tally Thursday night, has 27 goals and 15 assists. Justin Williams has 28 points in 35 games against New York and Nicklas Backstrom has 23 assists in 35 games.Williams picked up his first goal of the season against the Panthers and the first for the Capitals third line, which also includes newcomers Lars Eller and Zach Stanford.Weve gotten better marginally every game weve played, Williams said. Were talking a little bit more, were supporting a little bit more, were getting to know each other a little bit more.Saturdays game marks Washingtons fourth in five contests against teams -- including New York -- that notched at least 100 points last season.I think we usually, in terms of last year I guess, play better against good teams it seems, Holtby said. Theres a lot of depth in the Eastern Conference this year. Theres a lot of good teams.Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is 19-9-4, with a 2.65 goals against versus the Capitals, while Rick Nash has 10 goals and 12 assists in 22 games.Washington was 3-2 against the Rangers last season, including an overtime win. Laceless Vapormax Cheap . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Nike Vapormax Flyknit Cheap ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger. Under-fire Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch is a relieved man after the Lions held on for a nail-biting four-point AFL victory over Carlton, one that so easily could have gone the other way.The Lions snared their third win of the year but had to do it the hard way.They withstood a furious late comeback from the Blues who were 41 points down at one stage in the third quarter before getting to within three points with seconds left.Leppitsch hailed his leaders - including Dayne Zorko and Tom Rockliff who ran riot in midfield - for showing the way.He also had high praise for his young players for their late heroics defence in sealing the 15.9 (99) to 13.17 (95) victory.After losing their previous two games by a combined 232 points, it didnt matter how they got it done as long as they got it done in front of 17,432 fans at the Gabba.Fortune favours us today and its a good feeling for our club, said Leppitsch, who is fighting to save his job ahead of an end-of-season review.Its good just for our supporters too, to get the Gabba cheering again and come away feeling good about themselves.Skipper Rockliff finished wiith a game-high 39 disposals, 12 tackles and six clearances and together with former Blues player Mitch Robinson (22 disposals, 11 tackles), was everywhere for Brisbane when the game needed to be won. Nike Air Vapormax Sale. Zorko (27 disposals) kicked three goals and directly set-up four others - three of them to forward Michael Close who finished with a career-best haul of four and was simply irresistible in the first half.The Blues, who suffered their ninth-straight defeat, were left to rue inaccurate goalkicking and a failure to convert their dominance after going forward 68 times to Brisbanes 46.They kicked the first two goals of the game but Brisbane responded with nine of the next 11 to take a stranglehold on the match.Carlton coach Brendan Bolton insisted they didnt underestimate the Lions.We just didnt bring enough defensive intent, he said. Well learn from it. We plateaued.Well challenge really strongly that first half in our review and look at our second half and show the contrast. ' ' '