NHL: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 (SO)

March 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom's wrist shot in the fourth round of a shootout Sunday provided the difference in the Washington Capitals' 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.

After Braden Holtby made a save on the Rangers' Brad Richards in the top half of the fourth round, Backstrom moved in on Henrik Lundqvist and fired a wrister over his glove for the game-winner.

Backstrom provided a goal and an assist during regulation while Alex Ovechkin played a key role with scores in regulation and the shootout for the Caps.

Holtby finished with 30 saves as Washington compiled a third straight win.

Arron Asham returned from a injury absence with a tally for struggling New York, which fell for the fifth time in seven games. Derek Stepan scored and Lundqvist turned aside 22 shots.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Kansas City Chiefs need multiple players to replace Jamaal Charles
St. Louis Rams' Chris Long out 1-2 weeks
Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell leaves with hamstring ailment
Pele prefers Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo