Thus far New York trails the series 2-0, following a 1-0 overtime loss in Game 2 on Saturday at the Verizon Center. The Rangers enter the Playoffs having posted a 26-18-4 overall mark (16-6-2 at home; 10-12-2 on the road) for 56 points.
New York has won eight of their last 11 first round playoff series.
All of the Original Six teams have qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1996.
The Rangers are 10-12 all-time in Game 2 when trailing 2-0 in the series.
New York ranked third in the NHL with 1,413 hits and sixth in the league with 773 blocked shots this season.
The Rangers held opponents to 2.25 goals-against per contest, which rank third in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the league overall.
The Rangers and the Capitals game will air on the NBCSN and MSG Networks, with face-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.