The Rangers couldn't afford to lose two at home and that desperation carried them to the win over the Caps on Saturday.
Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist knew Alex Ovechkin was an elite talent, but even he was surprised by Ovechkin's kneeling goal.
Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin kept things close for the Caps, but the Caps just weren't good enough to win on Saturday.

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Today's Poll

How many games will the Caps win in their semifinal series against the Rangers?

      4/20E. FehrUpper-body injury (day-to-day)
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
      10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
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      Sat, May 2
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      Final Boxscore
      Series tied 1-1
      Three Stars
      1: Chris Kreider, NYR (1G)
      2: Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (30 Saves)
      3: Alex Ovechkin, Was (1G)
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      5/2NYR9:30 PT10:30 MT11:30 CT12:30 ET16:30 GMT12:30 北京时间9:30 MST11:30 EST20:30 UAE12:30 ET
      5/4vs. NYR4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST3:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ET
      5/6vs. NYR4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST3:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ET
      5/8NYR4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET
      5/10vs. NYRTBA
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      4/30NYRW 2-1
      4/27vs. NYIW 2-1
      4/25NYIL 1-3
      4/23vs. NYIW 5-1
      4/21NYIW 2-1
      4/19NYIL 1-2
      4/17vs. NYIW 4-3
      4/15vs. NYIL 1-4
      4/11vs. NYRL 2-4
      4/8vs. BosW 3-0
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      Capitals - Team News
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      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      LWAlex Ovechkin81532881
      CNicklas Backstrom82186078
      DJohn Carlson82124355
      CMarcus Johansson82202747
      DMike Green72103545
      RWTroy Brouwer82212243
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov80112637
      LWCurtis Glencross71132235
      RWJoel Ward82191534
      RWEric Fehr75191433
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby7342472.22412010
      Justin Peters126463.25361
      * = Rookie Player
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