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Derek Stepan celebrates a first-period goal against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

Rangers 4, Capitals 1

The Rangers defeated the Capitals, 4-1, Sunday in Washington.

Brad Richards celebrates his third-period goal during a
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Brad Richards celebrates his third-period goal during a game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

Martin Biron is congratulated by Henrik Lundqvist after
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Martin Biron is congratulated by Henrik Lundqvist after the Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals, 4-1, at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals takes
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Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot on goal against Matt Gilroy during the third period of a game at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

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Martin Biron reaches for the puck during the
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Martin Biron reaches for the puck during the first period of a game against the Washington Capitals. (March 10, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin becomes entangled
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin becomes entangled with Ryan McDonagh during the first period of a game in Washington. (March 10, 2013)

Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and
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Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and Tom Poti (3) scuffle with Derek Stepan (21) and Ryan Callahan (24) during the third period of a game in Washington. (March 10, 2013)

Brad Richards (19) celebrates his goal with Rick
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Brad Richards (19) celebrates his goal with Rick Nash (61) during the third period of a game against the Washington Capitals. (March 10, 2013)

Martin Biron makes a save during the second
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Martin Biron makes a save during the second period as teammate Dan Girardi and the Washington Capitals' Joel Ward look on during the second period of a game at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

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Derek Stepan (21) celebrates his goal with the
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Derek Stepan (21) celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period of a game against the Washington Capitals. (March 10, 2013)

Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) battles
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Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) battles for the puck against Taylor Pyatt (14) during the first period of a game in Washington. (March 10, 2013)

The Washington Capitals' Steven Oleksy #61 celebrates with
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The Washington Capitals' Steven Oleksy #61 celebrates with teammates Tom Poti #3 and Jason Chimera #25 after scoring a first-period goal against the Rangers. (March 10, 2013)

Jeff Schultz #55 and Steven Oleksy #61 of
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Jeff Schultz #55 and Steven Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck with Darroll Powe #8 during the first period of a game at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

The Washington Capitals' Tomas Kundratek and Derek Stepan
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The Washington Capitals' Tomas Kundratek and Derek Stepan go after the puck during the first period of a game at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

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Derek Stepan celebrates a first-period goal against the
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Derek Stepan celebrates a first-period goal against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save on a shot from Darroll Powe as Steven Oleksy #61 moves in during the first period of a game at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Brian Boyle #22
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on March 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Brian Boyle (22) celebrates his goal with Anton
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Brian Boyle (22) celebrates his goal with Anton Stralman (6) during the second period of a game against the Washington Capitals. (March 10, 2013)

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Ryan McDonagh #27 go after the puck during the second period of a game at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

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Rick Nash works the puck against Washington Capitals
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Rick Nash works the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) during the second period of a game in Washington. (March 10, 2013)

Martin Biron makes a save during the second
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Martin Biron makes a save during the second period as teammate Dan Girardi and the Washington Capitals' Joel Ward look on during the second period of a game at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

Brian Boyle celebrates his second-period goal with teammates
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Brian Boyle celebrates his second-period goal with teammates during a game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. (March 10, 2013)

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