(NEW YORK) — The Washington Capitals upended the New York Rangers, 3-2, evening the series at one a piece, and stealing home ice advantage.
Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin broke a 2-2 tie when he scored a power-play goal with 7:27 remaining in the game, clinching the victory for the Washington.
“Niki (Backstrom) won the faceoff and I take a turn and felt like I’d have some pressure,” Ovechkin said on scoring the game winning goal. “But when I turned I see nobody come to me, and Browsie (Troy Brouwer) does a great job and goes to the front of the net, and, you know, kind of lucky shot I had.”
The Rangers’ Ryan Callahan tied the game early in the third period, but just six minutes later Ovechkin scored the game winner.
The two teams now head to Washington for Game 3, which takes place Wednesday at 7:30PM ET.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN