Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Mike Ribeiro's goal 9:24 into overtime gave
the Washington Capitals the upper hand once more in their Eastern Conference
quarterfinal series with the New York Rangers, with the Southeast Division
champs taking a 2-1 decision in a pivotal Game 5 clash from the Verizon
The third-seeded Capitals returned home off back-to-back 4-3 losses in New
York that evened the set, but will head back to Madison Square Garden on
Sunday with a chance to advance thanks to a stout defensive effort headed by
goaltender Braden Holtby.
Holtby surrendered a goal to Brian Boyle in the game's first minute, his lone
blemish in a sharp 24-save performance. Joel Ward contributed a power-play
tally for Washington, which topped the Rangers at the Verizon Center for the
10th time in the past 11 postseason meetings between the clubs.
Henrik Lundqvist came up with 33 saves for New York.
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