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Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores a first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Michael Del Zotto #4. (April 30, 2012)

Game 2: Capitals 3, Rangers 2

Alex Ovechkin's power play goal in the third period lifted the Capitals 3-2, and tied the series, 1-1.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his third period game-winning goal against the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his third period game-winning goal against the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his third period game-winning goal against the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals fires
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals fires the puck to score the third period game-winning goal against the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers
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Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers looks on after losing against the Washington Capitals. (April 30, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on from the bench late in the game against the Washington Capitals. (April 30, 2012)

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his third period game-winning goal against the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes
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Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a second period save against Mike Rupp #71 of the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

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Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers
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Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers misses a second period scoring chance against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals. (April 30, 2012)

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers
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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers loses the puck against Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals. (April 30, 2012)

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes
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Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a second period save against Mike Rupp #71 of the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals takes
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Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot as Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers tries to get back into position. (April 30, 2012)

Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers during Game 2. (April 30, 2012)

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Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores
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Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores a first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Michael Del Zotto #4. (April 30, 2012)

Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal with teammate Keith Aucoin #23 as Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers looks on during Game 2. (April 30, 2012)

Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores a first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Michael Del Zotto #4. (April 30, 2012)

Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals scores a first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Michael Del Zotto #4. (April 30, 2012)

Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers. (April 30, 2012)

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Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers with teammate Matt Hendricks #26. (April 30, 2012)

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