Capitals vs. Rangers: Game 2 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs

May 1st, 2015 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
They got a good scare from their opponents, but the New York Rangers were able to ride a hot start to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

After a devastating loss in Game 1 where Joel Ward gave the Capitals the win with just 1.3 seconds remaining in regulation time, New York came out strong on Saturday. The Rangers outshot the Capitals 15-4 in the first period and took an early lead on a Chris Kreider goal just 38 seconds into the game.

By the end of the first, Dan Boyle had also chipped in with the Rangers' first power-play goal of the series to make the score 2-0.

But Washington started to gain momentum in the second period and was eventually able to solve a red-hot Henrik Lundqvist with an Evgeny Kuznetsov marker late in the period.

The teams traded goals in the third period. Derick Brassard's game winner came just 10 seconds after he was released from the penalty box for serving an interference penalty, but Alex Ovechkin set up a thrilling finish when he split the New York defense with 9:31 remaining to score one of the most spectacular goals of the playoffs so far and narrow New York's lea ...

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