Rangers Beat Caps 5-0 in Game 7 to Reach 2nd Round

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    New York Rangers left wing Taylor Pyatt (14) celebrates his goal with Derek Dorsett (15) and Brian Boyle (22) during the second period of Game 7.

    Led by Henrik Lundqvist's 35 saves in a second consecutive shutout, and goals from some unlikely sources, the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 7 Monday night to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals.

    New York contained Alex Ovechkin again and completed its comeback after trailing in the series 2-0 and 3-2 — the latest in Washington's long history of playoff collapses.

    Sixth-seeded New York faces No. 4 Boston in the second round.

    It is the first time New York won a Game 7 on the road in its history.

    Arron Asham put New York ahead in the first period, before Taylor Pyatt and Michael Del Zotto made it 3-0 early in the second on goals 2:10 apart.

    Ryan Callahan added a goal 13 seconds into the third period, and when Mats Zuccarello scored with about 13½ minutes remaining, thousands of red-clad fans streamed to the exits.

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