Alex Ovechkin nets winner as Caps level series with Rangers
New York, NY, United States (AHN Sports) – Alex Ovechkin scored on a power play with 7:27 remaining, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers Monday.
The Caps evened their Eastern Conference second-round series at 1-1 behind goals from Mike Knuble and Jason Chimera.
After taking the opener at MSG, Rangers were in trouble early on in this tilt in falling behind 2-0 in the opening stanza.
Brad Richards continued his strong play of late, netting his fourth power goal of the postseason for the Rangers on a power play with just 43 seconds left in the first period.
New York tied it at 2-2 early in the third period on Ryan Callahan’s goal, which also came with the extra-man.
Caps goalie Braden Holtby outdueled Rangers star Henrick Lundqvist, collecting 26 saves to 22 for “The King”.