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NHL: New York Rangers 2, Washington 1

Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Carl Hagelin scored his fifth goal in four games and Derek Stepan notched the game-winner Sunday in the New York Rangers' 2-1 decision over Washington.

After spotting the Capitals a quick 1-0 lead in the first period, the Rangers pulled even in the middle frame as Hagelin scored the equalizer on assists from Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh.

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Washington's Karl Alzner was whistled for tripping Brad Richards at 4:18 of the third period, putting the Rangers on a power play. Stepan converted a precise pass from Michael Del Zotto for the go-ahead tally.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27-of-28 shots for the Rangers, rebounded from Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

John Carlson scored and Braden Holtby turned aside 38-of-40 shots for Capitals, whose three-game winning streak was broken.

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