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Henrik Lundqvist stops Jay Beagle of the Caps (Credit: David Pokress)

Henrik Lundqvist stops Jay Beagle of the Caps from point blank range in the third period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Rangers 3, Capitals 2

The Rangers defeat the Washington Capitals Sunday, 3-2, at Madison Square Garden.

New York Rangers' Brandon Prust celebrates his short-handed
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New York Rangers' Brandon Prust celebrates his short-handed goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in New York. (Feb. 12, 2012)

New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh pushes Washington Capitals'
(Credit: David Pokress)

New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh pushes Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson off the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist stops Jay Beagle of the Caps
(Credit: David Pokress)

Henrik Lundqvist stops Jay Beagle of the Caps from point blank range in the third period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

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Ryan McDonagh, center, is helped off the ice
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Ryan McDonagh, center, is helped off the ice by teammates Dan Girardi, left, and Brian Boyle after he scored a goal in the 2nd period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Steve Eminger of the Rangers and Mathieu Perrault
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Steve Eminger of the Rangers and Mathieu Perrault of the Caps battle for the puck behind the Rangers net in the third period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers pushes Marcus Johansson
(Credit: David Pokress)

Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers pushes Marcus Johansson of the Capitals off the puck in the first period of Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Dan Girardi congratulates Henrik Lundqvist on the Rangers
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Dan Girardi congratulates Henrik Lundqvist on the Rangers 3-2 win over the Capitals.Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

A Rangers fan expresses his feelings after the
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A Rangers fan expresses his feelings after the Rangers defeated the Capitals 3-2.Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

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Henrik Lundqvist talks to the referee about goalie
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Henrik Lundqvist talks to the referee about goalie interference during a time out in the 3rd period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Ryan McDonagh, center, is helped off the ice
(Credit: David Pokress)

Ryan McDonagh, center, is helped off the ice by Dan Girardi, left, and Brian Boyle after he was injured scoring a goal in the 2nd period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist lost his stick when Troy Brouwer
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Henrik Lundqvist lost his stick when Troy Brouwer of the Caps collided with him in the third period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth looks back to see
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Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth looks back to see Ryan McDonagh's shot get past him and into the net for a Rangers goal in the second period. Brandon Prust positions himself for the possible rebound. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist falls into the net
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist falls into the net during a first period scrum in front. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

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Brandon Dubinsky of the Rangers tries a wraparound
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Brandon Dubinsky of the Rangers tries a wraparound shot in the 2nd period but the shot is blocked by Caps goalie Michal Neuvirth. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist stops Troy Brouwer and Alex Ovechkin
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Henrik Lundqvist stops Troy Brouwer and Alex Ovechkin of the Cap in front of the net in the first period. Rangers vs. Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 12, 2012)

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