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Capitals beat Rangers, square series 1-1

Capitals beat Rangers, square series 1-1

Washington's Alex Ovechkin's scored on a power play with 7:27 remaining to give the Capitals a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday that squared their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series 1-1.
Just under 6 minutes after Ryan Callahan had put the Rangers level with a power-play goal, Ovechkin put the Capitals ahead for good as the visitors salvaged victory despite having blown a 2-0 lead.
Mike Knuble and Jason Chimera scored first-period goals for the Capitals, who will host the next two games of the series.
Washington is trying to repeat its first-round feat when it lost the series opener but rallied to beat Boston in seven games.
Brad Richards had a goal and assist for the top-seeded Rangers, who got forward Brian Boyle back from a three-game injury absence but couldn't turn it into a commanding lead in the series.
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KINGS 5, BLUES 2
In St. Louis, Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar scored twice in a four-goal, first-period blitz that set up the Kings for a win over St. Louis that delivered a 2-0 series lead.
Mike Richards and Jeff Carter had a goal apiece in the big opening period that was one goal shy of the franchise playoff record of five in 1993 against Vancouver.
Los Angeles has won five staight road games in this postseason.
Andy McDonald scored 18 seconds into the second for St. Louis but Justin Williams squashed thoughts of a comeback when he scored on the Kings' first shot of the period, then they sat on that cushion, taking only five more shots for the remainder of the game.
Matt D'Agostini scored in the third for St. Louis, which was 0 for 9 on the power play.


Updated : 2021-06-16 21:37 GMT+08:00