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Ryan Callahan is knocked into the official by the Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle in the first period. (April 28, 2012)

Game 1: Rangers 3, Capitals 1

The Rangers opened up their Eastern Conference semifinals match-up with the Capitals with a win. Chris Kreider scored the game-winning goal early in the third.

Anton Stralman, Brandon Prust, Ruslan Fedotenko and others
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Anton Stralman, Brandon Prust, Ruslan Fedotenko and others celebrate their first point goal. (April 28, 2012)

Ruslan Fedotenko raises his arms after Artem Anisimov
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Ruslan Fedotenko raises his arms after Artem Anisimov scored against the Washington Capitals. (April 28, 2012)

Artem Anisimov scores on a drive to the
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Artem Anisimov scores on a drive to the goal with the Washington Capitals' Mike Green on his back. (April 28, 2012)

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Ruslan Fedotenko raises his arms after Artem Anisimov
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Ruslan Fedotenko raises his arms after Artem Anisimov scored against the Washington Capitals in the second period. (April 28, 2012)

Artem Anisimov scores on this drive to the
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Artem Anisimov scores on this drive to the goal with the Washington Capitals' Mike Green on his back. (April 28, 2012)

Chris Kreider tried to keep control of the
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Chris Kreider tried to keep control of the puck while under defensive pressure from the Washington Capitals' Alexander Semin. (April 28, 2012)

Anton Stralman, Brandon Prust, Rusian Fedotenko and others
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Anton Stralman, Brandon Prust, Rusian Fedotenko and others celebrate the Rangers' first goal. (April 28, 2012)

Ruslan Fedotenko tries to control the puck against
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Ruslan Fedotenko tries to control the puck against the Washington Capitals' Dennis Widerman in the first period. (April 28, 2012)

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Ryan Callahan is knocked into the official by
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Ryan Callahan is knocked into the official by the Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle in the first period. (April 28, 2012)

Dan Girardi is knocked to the ice by
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Dan Girardi is knocked to the ice by the Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom in the first period. (April 28, 2012)

Mike Rupp skates toward the goal while he
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Mike Rupp skates toward the goal while he is pressured by the Washington Capitals' John Erskine and Dinnis Wideman in the first period. (April 28, 2012)

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