Rangers hang on to beat Caps 4-3, tie series 2-2

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That led to New York’s 4-3 victory on Wednesday night that tied the best-of-seven series 2-2. ”We’ve done better as the series has gone on,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said. ”The game was a series of momentum swings for both teams. The thing I like about our team the past couple of games is that we certainly have bent at times but didn’t break.” Derek Stepan also scored in the third for the Rangers, who built their second two-goal lead before holding on for their second straight 4-3 win. Girardi ripped a shot from above the left circle off a feed from Derick Brassard to give the Rangers the lead again. ”We had some lapses,” Capitals forward Joel Ward said. ”They scored a power-play goal, and that was tough for us. Plus it is never easy to be down two goals as we were.” Tortorella said the team’s struggling power play was discussed during intermission, and the talk paid off. ”It was a really good power play,” Girardi said. ”Brass made a heck of a play to get it to the middle of the ice. I knew I was going to shoot far side. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rangers-hang-beat-caps-4-021558002–nhl.html

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Game 5 Preview: NHL Playoff Picks with Peter Loshak

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NHL Playoffs 2013: Ovechkin knows he needs to adjust and score against Rangers

Ovechkin knows that. He also knows he must be better in Game 5 and beyond than he has been so far in the series, as the NHL ’s leading goal-scorer has just one to show for his efforts. “Our line have to create chances,” Ovechkin said. “Everybody know Backy, me and JoJo have to play better.” Ovechkin , center Nicklas Backstrom and left wing Marcus Johansson were rendered ineffective in losses in New York that made this a 2-2 series going into Game 5 on Friday. Credit Rangers coach John Tortorella for finding a way to shut down the trio that keyed the Caps’ late-season surge. But Ovechkin put the onus on himself and his linemates to figure out a way to adjust. “I don’t think they changed how they play,” Ovechkin said. “Of course they put [captain Ryan ] Callahan against our line and we all know what he gonna do. He try and make physical contact on you. Girardi and McDonagh , they just stay back and try to block the shots. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/9/nhl-playoffs-2013-ovechkin-knows-he-needs-adjust-a/

MIke Ribeiro lifts Capitals in OT vs. Rangers

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The Blues defeated the Kings 2-1.  Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports Blues center Patrik Berglund celebrates after scoring a goal against Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.  Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports Blues defenseman Barret Jackman is congratulated after scoring the the go ahead goal against the Kings with 50 seconds left.  Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard and defenseman Niklas Kronwall celebrate Gustav Nyquist’s game winning goal during overtime against the Ducks. Detroit won 5-4.  Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg is brought down by Anaheim Ducks right wing Emerson Etem during the third period.  Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard defends the against the Ducks during the second period.  Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports Sharks wing Patrick Marleau (12) takes down Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) during the first period of Game 1 in Vancouver. Marleau scored in the third to help San Jose top Vancouver 3-1.  Anne-Marie Sorvin, USA TODAY Sports Sharks wing Patrick Marleau celebrates his third-period goal. Marleau’s tally gave San Jose breathing room in a 3-1 win in Game 1.  Anne-Marie Sorvin, USA TODAY Sports Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) and Sharks defensemen Justin Braun (44) and Marc-Edouard Vlasic crash into the San Jose net during the second period.  Anne-Marie Sorvin, USA TODAY Sports Penguins wing Pascal Dupuis celebrates his first-period goal during Game 1 against the Islanders in Pittsburgh. Dupuis added another goal in the second as Boston rolled by New York 5-0.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald, left, and Penguins Beau Bennett collide along the boards during the first period. Bennett scored Pittsburgh’s first goal in a 5-0 rout.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Penguins wing James Neal (18) jumps over Islanders center Marty Reasoner (16) while chasing the puck during the first period.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Maple Leafs wing James van Riemsdyk, right, gets upended into Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the first period of Game 1 in Boston. Van Riesmdyk scored for Toronto, but Rask made 19 saves as Boston won 4-1.  Greg M. Cooper, USA TODAY Sports The Bruins celebrate David Krejci’s second-period goal as Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer looks on. source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/05/10/new-york-rangers-washington-capitals-overtime-mike-ribeiro/2151919/

 

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