Capitals beat Rangers in rare ending
The Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers by a score of 3-2 on Sunday. Statistically, Braden Holtby had 22 saves, but that was not enough as the Rangers scored in the first period.
The Capitals are 38-21-7 and currently in first place in the Metropolitan division. On the other hand, the Rangers are in the Metropolitan division, and 27-27-11.
In the first period, Rangers Dylan Strome scored his 11th goal of the season assisted by Chris Kreider (22nd assist of the season) at 45 seconds in the first period. Carl Hagelln scored his first goal as a Washington Capital at 2 minutes and 3 seconds in the first period. Andre Burakovsky of the Capitals scored his 9th goal of the season assisted by Nick Dowd (11th assist of the season) and Nick Jensen (13th assist of the season) at 10 minutes and 2 seconds in the first period.
Rangers Pavel Buchnevich scored his 13th goal of the season assisted by Filip Chytil (11th assist of the season) and Tony DeAngelo (20th assist of the season) at 14 minutes and 20 seconds in the second period.
In the shootout, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie both scored goals during the period. Lastly, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored and the Capitals won the game after the Rangers goalie threw his stick at him.
With a win over the Rangers, the Capitals will head to Philadelphia to play the Flyers Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center.