Green’s OT winner lifts Caps past Rangers

Updated: May 4, 2013

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Mike Green’s power-play goal eight minutes
into overtime lifted the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers, 1-0,
in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

The Capitals went on the power play 7:09 into the extra period when Ryan
McDonagh was called for a delay of game after shooting the puck over the
glass. Mike Ribeiro controlled the puck at the top of the right circle before
setting up Green’s one-timer from the point.

Braden Holtby made 24 saves for Washington, which holds a 2-0 series lead
after taking Game 1 by a 3-1 margin on Thursday. He had four shutouts in the
regular season.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37-of-38 shots for the Rangers, who saw forwards
Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett return to the lineup.

Game 3 is set for Monday in New York.

Rangers forward Rick Nash almost broke the scoreless deadlock when he hit the
post with about four minutes left in regulation. Just seconds later,
Washington’s Troy Brouwer was sent to the penalty box for slashing, but New
York failed to take advantage.

A controversial no-call took place with 45.3 seconds remaining in regulation,
when the puck deflected off Washington defenseman Karl Alzner’s stick and out
of play in the Rangers’ offensive zone. However, the officials conferred and
ruled that Alzner did not shoot or bat the puck into the stands and it was
therefore not a penalty.

The Rangers did go back on the power play 1:51 into overtime, when Steve
Oleksy was called for shooting the puck over the glass. However, New York
failed to generate a shot on net.

Lundqvist was solid in the extra session, but failed to stop Washington’s
eighth shot during the stanza.

An extremely physical first period ended with the Capitals outshooting the
Rangers by a 12-7 margin.

Lundqvist and Holtby made 13 and 12 saves, respectively, in the middle stanza.
Each team had five shots on net in the third period.

Game Notes

The Rangers and Capitals are meeting in the playoffs for the eighth time
overall and fourth time in five years … New York went 0-for-3 on the power
play … Boyle (knee) had missed the past seven games while Dorsett, who
came over to New York in a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 3,
made his Rangers debut. He had been out of action since March 7 due to a
broken clavicle.