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Capitals-Rangers: Sergei Fedorov Sends Rangers Home

WASHINGTON - APRIL 28:  Alex Ovechkin #8 and Sergei Fedorov #91 of the Washington Capitals celebrate the game winning goal against the New York Rangers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 28, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington,  DC.  (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)
Chris BrooksCorrespondent IApril 29, 2009

If not Alex Ovechkin, then who would you want to have the puck?

Why not the most experienced player on the Washington Capitals roster—Sergei Fedorov.

Fedorov's wrist shot with just under five minutes remaining proved to be the dagger in the hearts of New York fans on Tuesday night at Verizon Center.

Despite being down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, the Caps overcame the odds, defeating the New York Rangers 2-1 to win the series 4-3.

Down 1-0 in the first, Washington had a three-on-two, and Alex Semin found the net to knot it at one-apiece. The Caps only had two shots on goal in period one.

The second period was a bore with neither team doing much of anything.

The yawn session ended when the third period erupted sold-out Verizon Center. For the last ten minutes, nobody sat. After Fedorov's goal, you could not hear yourself think. And when the horn sounded, Chinatown exploded.

By virtue of the Carolina Hurricanes come-from-behind 4-3 victory, the Caps will host the No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.


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