WASHINGTON -- With gauze stuffed in his right nostril and his soaking-wet equipment hanging above him inside the New York Rangers dressing room Thursday morning, defenseman John Moore looked like someone who already had been through a postseason battle.
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Moore joked that he already was putting on his playoff face, but of course he doesn't quite know what that will look like because he never has played a game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That changed Thursday, when Moore, Derick Brassard and Kris Newbury made their NHL postseason debuts in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN).