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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, and Stu Bickel (41) battle for the puck against Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. (May 5, 2012)

Game 4: Capitals 3, Rangers 2

The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 3 to 2 in game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Washington Capitals right wing Mike Knuble (22), collides
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Washington Capitals right wing Mike Knuble (22), collides with New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30). (May 5, 2012)

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden,
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, tries to get the puck past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30). (May 5, 2012)

Rangers head coach John Tortorella, rear, gestures during
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Rangers head coach John Tortorella, rear, gestures during the third period of Game 4. (May 5, 2012)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) celebrates his
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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) celebrates his goal with teammates Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and Dennis Wideman (6) against the New York Rangers during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2. (May 5, 2012)

Artem Anisimov (42) of the New York Rangers
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Artem Anisimov (42) of the New York Rangers passes the puck after being knocked to the ice by Dennis Wideman (6) of the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center in Washington City. (May 5, 2012)

Artem Anisimov (42) of the New York Rangers
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Artem Anisimov (42) of the New York Rangers celebrates with Ryan Callahan (24) and Brian Boyle (22) after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center in Washington City. (May 5, 2012)

Marian Gaborik (10) of the New York Rangers
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Marian Gaborik (10) of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center in Washington City. (May 5, 2012)

Artem Anisimov (42) of the New York Rangers
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Artem Anisimov (42) of the New York Rangers scores in the second period against Branden Holtby (70) of the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center in Washington City. (May 5, 2012)

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, and Stu Bickel (41) battle for the puck against Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. (May 5, 2012)

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) knocks
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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) knocks Washington Capitals left wing Troy Brouwer (20) to the ice during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. (May 5, 2012)

Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden,
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Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, tangles with New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. (May 5, 2012)

Alex Ovechkin (8) of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin (8) of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring in the first period against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center in Washington City. (May 5, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist (30) of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist (30) of the New York Rangers makes a save against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center in Washington City. (May 5, 2012)

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New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov (42), of
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New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov (42), of Russia, shoots the puck past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) for a goal during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. (May 5, 2012)

New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov, front left,
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New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov, front left, of Russia, celebrates his goal with Ryan Callahan (24) and Brian Boyle (22) as Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) and Dennis Wideman (6) look on during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. (May 5, 2012)

Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) and New
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Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) and New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, crash into the net during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Washington. (May 5, 2012)

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