+-
Rick Nash is guarded by Washington Capitals defenseman (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rick Nash is guarded by Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Rangers vs. Capitals

The Rangers fell to the Washington Capitals, 2-1, in their second straight loss Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Washington
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Washington Capitals in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Ryan McDonagh defends Washington Capitals right wing Alex
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ryan McDonagh defends Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski shoots and scores
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski shoots and scores on a penalty shot against Henrik Lundqvist in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Washington Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy celebrates as Taylor
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Washington Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy celebrates as Taylor Pyatt skates by in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Justin Falk defends against Washington Capitals center Nicklas
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Justin Falk defends against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Ryan McDonagh defends Washington Capitals right wing Alex
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ryan McDonagh defends Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin as he loses his footing in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist plays the puck against the Washington
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Henrik Lundqvist plays the puck against the Washington Capitals in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Chris Kreider skates to the penalty box for
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Chris Kreider skates to the penalty box for two minutes for high sticking against the Washington Capitals in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Michael Del Zotto controls the puck behind the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Michael Del Zotto controls the puck behind the net against the Washington Capitals in the second period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Derek Stepan falls to the ice against the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Derek Stepan falls to the ice against the Washington Capitals in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Michael Del Zotto skates with the puck ahead
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Michael Del Zotto skates with the puck ahead of Washington Capitals left wing Aaron Volpatti in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Rick Nash is guarded by Washington Capitals defenseman
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rick Nash is guarded by Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Brad Richards skates with the puck against the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Brad Richards skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Rick Nash is guarded by Washington Capitals defenseman
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rick Nash is guarded by Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Dan Girardi skates with the puck as right
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dan Girardi skates with the puck as right wing Ryan Callahan is pushed by Washington Capitals right wing Jay Beagle in the first period of a game on Dec. 8, 2013.

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Washington
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Washington Capitals in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Brian Boyle faces off against Washington Capitals right
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Brian Boyle faces off against Washington Capitals right wing Martin Erat in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Mats Zuccarello skates with the puck against the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Mats Zuccarello skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals in the first period. (Dec. 8, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE

Subscribe to Newsday’s sports newsletter for stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams plus national sports news and events.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.