With his second goal and third point in four games, Brandon Prust put the Rangers in front with just 2:03 left in a fast-paced first period. Prust battled two Caps in the corner, but the puck squirted away behind the net to Boyle. Frolov flipped a pass across to Prust, who gloved it down, stepped out ,and his quick shot, from just above the goal-line to the left of Varlamov, found the net. It was Prust's fourth of the season.
Lundqvist's key save was on Mathieu Perreult, a pad beauty sliding to his right when the Blueshirts were under siege. The teams swapped some thunderous hits, AO on Fedotenko, Avery on Boyd Gordon. Girardi blocked a shot on his shoulder but appears OK. Neither team scored on a power play. Shots: Caps 10, Rangers 8