Rangers Fall to the Capitals, 3-2
The series moves to the Garden on Monday.
Capitals center Brooks Laich and Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin crash into the net as Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist looks on.
Defenseman Mike Green's power-play goal with 5:48 left in regulation Saturday lifted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the top-seeded New York Rangers, tying their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.
On the go-ahead goal, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan got knocked down along the boards and lost the puck, which went to Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman. He slid the puck over to a wide-open Green, who sent a slap shot from the right circle past goalie Henrik Lundqvist, then celebrated by slamming up against the glass.
It allowed the No. 7-seeded Capitals to make a much-needed recovery from what could have been a demoralizing setback: They lost Game 3 at home in triple overtime.
The series moves to New York for Game 5 on Monday night.
Game 6 will be at Washington on Wednesday.
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Published at 3:28 PM EST on May 5, 2012
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