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Rangers adopt no-caps Twitter policy before Capitals series

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As the Rangers skate into their second-round series with the Capitals the team has adopted a no-caps policy on its social media accounts, writing everything using lower-case letters.Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

As the Rangers skate into their second-round series with the Capitals the team has adopted a no-caps policy on its social media accounts, writing everything using lower-case letters.

Once the Rangers found out Monday night they were meeting the Washington Capitals in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, their social-media team enacted capital punishment.

The Rangers’ Twitter account’s first tweet after the Capitals defeated the Islanders in Game 7 was “so we meet again #nyr” a nod to the fourth postseason face-off between the sides in the last five seasons and fifth showdown in the last seven seasons. What’s more noteworthy, however, is that they also changed their name on Twitter to “new york rangers,” although their Twitter handle is still @NYRangers.

Beginning with that tweet, every tweet since has included only lower-case letters. The Rangers’ Instagram and Facebook posts also have a no-caps policy.

An example is their Wednesday morning post on all three social-media accounts wishing defenseman Dan Girardi a happy 31st birthday.”happy birthday to #nyr dan girardi!!!” is how it read on their Twitter account.

The Capitals have not responded by posting on their social-media accounts in only capital letters. All-caps tweeting is a faux pas.

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