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Chris BrooksCorrespondent IApril 25, 2009

WASHINGTON - APRIL 24:  Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals tangles with Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 24, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington,  DC.  (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

It is not over yet!

The Washington Capitals forced game six, defeating the New York Rangers, 4-0, Friday night at Verizon Center.

Simeon Varlamov completely shut down New York's offense registering 20 saves to blank the Rangers for the second time in three games this series.

Varlamov has given up just three goals in the four games he started this series, saving 95 of 98 Rangers shots. He is, 2-2, this series, and in both wins, the Caps blanked the Rangers by a, 4-0, tally.

Matt Bradley got it going early with a short-handed goal just five minutes in. He added another goal later on in the first, in what looked like an impossible shot, which surpassed Henrik Lundqvist.

Alex Ovechkin also scored a goal, and Alex Semin scored his 4th playoff goal in the dominant victory for Washington.

Lundqvist was pulled after two periods and neither team netted the puck in the third. Bad boy Steve Avery was a scratch for New York and brought many cheers when it was announced pre-game at the arena.

Game six will begin at 2 p.m. from Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on NBC.

Let’s go, Caps!

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