facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: Washington 3, New York Rangers 2

April 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin's third-period goal was decisive Monday in Washington's 3-2 win over the New York Rangers, allowing the Capitals to even their playoff series.

Ryan Callahan had pulled the Rangers into a 2-2 tie 6:58 into the final frame when he scored on a deflected shot that beat Caps goalie Braden Holtby to the stick side.

Ovechkin unleashed a wrist shot from high in the slot that sailed past a screened Henrik Lundqvist 5 1/2 minutes later, and Washington hung on to forge a 1-1 tie in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Mike Knuble and Jason Chimera scored in the first period and Holtby turned aside 26-of-28 shots for Washington.

The Rangers' Michael Del Zotto clanged a shot off the post in the final minute after Lundqvist was pulled to add an extra attacker.

Lundqvist finished with 22 saves.

Game 3 is set for Wednesday in Washington.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
FSU dismisses QB after video shows him hitting woman
Tennessee Titans QB Mariota remains unsigned
Chicago Blackhawks trade G Nilsson to Edmonton Oilers for F Coughlin
VIDEO: Florida State's Johnson punches woman in face
Report: G Williams rejoining Cleveland Cavaliers