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The Washington Capitals' Jason Chimera celebrates with teammates (Credit: Getty)

The Washington Capitals' Jason Chimera celebrates with teammates after scoring in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Rangers. (May 2, 2013)

Game 1: Rangers vs. Capitals

The Rangers lost to the Washington Capitals, 3-1, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Verizon Center.

The Washington Capitals' Jason Chimera celebrates with teammates
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The Washington Capitals' Jason Chimera celebrates with teammates after scoring in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Rangers. (May 2, 2013)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern conference quarterfinals against the Rangers. (May 2, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Rangers. (May 2, 2013)

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Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates his
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Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates his goal with Henrik Lundqvist and defenseman Dan Girardi standing nearby in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (May 2, 2013)

Rick Nash brings the puck down the ice
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Rick Nash brings the puck down the ice in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (May 2, 2013)

Rick Nash shoots in front of Washington Capitals
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Rick Nash shoots in front of Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (May 2, 2013)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes a
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes a save in the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (May 2, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers makes a save
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Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers makes a save in the first period against Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center. (May 2, 2013)

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Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh comes around for the
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Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh comes around for the puck after colliding with Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin in the first period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series. (May 2, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin prepares to
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin prepares to shoot the puck as Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist prepares to block in the first period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series. (May 2, 2013)

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals battles for
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Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals battles for the puck in the first period against Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center. (May 2, 2013)

Carl Hagelin of the Rangers celebrates with teammates
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Carl Hagelin of the Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period against the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center. (May 2, 2013)

The Washington Capitals play in the first period
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The Washington Capitals play in the first period against the Rangers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center. (May 2, 2013)

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Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin goes for the
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Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin goes for the puck with Washington Capitals right wing Martin Erat in the first period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series. (May 2, 2013)

Rangers left wing Rick Nash looks to pass
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Rangers left wing Rick Nash looks to pass as he guarded by Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr in the first period of Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series. (May 2, 2013)

Carl Hagelin of the Rangers warms up before
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Carl Hagelin of the Rangers warms up before the game against the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center. (May 2, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers warms up before
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Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers warms up before the game against the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center. (May 2, 2013)

Rangers left wing Rick Nash skates on the
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Rangers left wing Rick Nash skates on the ice before Game 1 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals. (May 2, 2013)

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Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals warms up
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Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals warms up before the game against the Rangers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center. (May 2, 2013)

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