facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Washington 1

April 28, 2012 at 5:53 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Chris Kreider and Brad Richards each scored third-period goals Saturday, propelling the New York Rangers past Washington 3-1 in Game 1 of their playoff series.

Kreider netted an open-ice goal after catching the Capitals on a line change 7 minutes into the final frame, breaking a 1-1 tie, and Richards followed that with a close-in tally 1 1/2 minutes later.

Kreider added an assist for his first career two-point game and Artem Anisimov also found the net for the top-seeded Rangers, who grabbed a 1-0 lead in their seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal series against Washington.

Henrik Lundqvist wasn't sorely tested in the contest, turning aside 17-of-18 shots to earn the victory for New York.

Jason Chimera scored and Braden Holtby stopped 11-of-14 shots in the Caps' loss.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Tiger Woods opening restaurant in South Florida Tiger Woods opening restaurant in South Florida
2
Detroit Lions' Joseph Fauria sprains ankle chasing puppy Detroit Lions' Joseph Fauria sprains ankle chasing puppy
3
Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah wrongfully penalized for post-TD prayer Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah wrongfully penalized for post-TD prayer
4
Roger Goodell's bodyguard accused of assaulting NYC photographer Roger Goodell's bodyguard accused of assaulting NYC photographer
5
2014-15 Vancouver Canucks Preview
Trending News
x
Feedback