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Derick Brassard has recorded five points (1-4-5) in the past two games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, not surprisingly a pair of Ranger wins. On Friday he explained to reporters after the morning skate at the Verizon Center that both he and his teammates "had no choice but to raise our level of play" after losing the first two games of the series in Washington.

Now with the series tied 2-2 and back in D.C. for Game Five, Brassard looks back and ahead talking all things Rangers-Caps.

See what Derick Brassard had to say Friday, then share your thoughts below.

May 10 - 5:20pm
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