facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Washington 2

Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Brandon Prust's third-period goal off a Brandon Dubinsky feed proved decisive Sunday and the New York Rangers stayed hot with a 3-2 win over Washington.

The Rangers' short-handed tally put them ahead 3-1 and was enough to lift them to their third straight victory and seventh in nine contests overall.

Ryan Callahan added a goal and Ryan McDonagh also lit the lamp for the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers, who were playing the Capitals for the first time since last year's first-round playoff series, which New York lost.

Henrik Lundqvist earned the victory with 24 saves, 10 of which came in the third period.

Washington got a goal and an assist from John Carlson, but still fell for the seventh time in 10 games.

Michal Neuvirth made 25 saves in the setback.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall