2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

Isaac SmithAnalyst IMay 2, 2013

The Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Thursday night at the Verizon Center.

The first period saw Carl Hagelin bank a wrap-around shot off of John Erskine's skate and into the Washington net to make it 1-0 for New York.

In the second period, Alex Ovechkin picked up some loose change at the side of the net on the power play and the Capitals finally got a power-play goal on their fourth try of the night.

Later in the second period, Marcus Johansson made no mistake in beating Lundqvist after receiving an incredible tape-to-tape stretch pass from Steve Oleksy to make it 2-1 Capitals. Just 46 seconds after the Oleksy goal, Jason Chimera threw the puck at the net and the shot found a way past Lundqvist to put the Caps up 3-1.

That 46-second span proved to be all the Capitals needed, as they kept the Rangers' scoring chances to a minimum after that point.

Braden Holtby made 35 saves on 36 shots and proved invaluable to his team's win, despite giving up the first goal of the game.

 

Final score: Washington Capitals 3, New York Rangers 1.

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