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Brian Boyle celebrates his first-period goal against the (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Brian Boyle celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals with his teammates during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Game 3: Rangers vs. Capitals

The Rangers cut their series deficit to 2-1 after beating the Capitals, 4-3, Monday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Derick Brassard shoots the puck for a second-period
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Derick Brassard shoots the puck for a second-period power-play goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Derick Brassard celebrates his second-period power-play goal against
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Derick Brassard celebrates his second-period power-play goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Steven Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals commits
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Steven Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals commits a holding penalty against Rick Nash during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

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Steven Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals commits
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Steven Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals commits a holding penalty against Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers early in the second period during game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes
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Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a second-period save under pressure from Brian Boyle during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)a

Marc Staal skates against the Washington Capitals during
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Marc Staal skates against the Washington Capitals during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his second-period goal against the Rangers during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Derick Brassard celebrates his second-period power-play goal against
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Derick Brassard celebrates his second-period power-play goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

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Brian Boyle celebrates his first-period goal against the
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Brian Boyle celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals with his teammates during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Marc Staal skates against Troy Brouwer #20 of
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Marc Staal skates against Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the Rangers with teammate John Carlson #74 during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

A general view during the national anthem before
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A general view during the national anthem before during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Rangers and the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Michael Del Zotto #4
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Michael Del Zotto #4 defend a first-period break by Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

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Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the Rangers with his teammates during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Brian Boyle scores a first-period goal against Braden
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Brian Boyle scores a first-period goal against Braden Holtby #70 and Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

Marc Staal warms up before Game 3 of
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Marc Staal warms up before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (May 6, 2013)

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