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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers brings the puck up the ice against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (May 2, 2012)

Rangers 2, Capitals 1 (3 OT)

Marian Gaborik scored in the third overtime to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 win and a 2-1 series lead over the Capitals.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops the puck during the fourth period. (May 2, 2012)

Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers
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Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers and Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck during the first overtime period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (May 2, 2012)

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers
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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers and Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck. (May 2, 2012)

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Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers and Keith Aucoin #23 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck during the first overtime period. (May 2, 2012)

Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals battles
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Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals battles with Henrik Lundqvist #30, Brian Boyle #22, and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers in front of the net during the third period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (May 2, 2012)

Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals and
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Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers battle for the puck in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (May 2, 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 Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (May 2, 2012)

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers battle for the puck in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (May 2, 2012)

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John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals battles
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John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals battles with Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers for the puck during the second period. (May 2, 2012)

Ryan Callahan #24 celebrates with Marian Gaborik #10
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Ryan Callahan #24 celebrates with Marian Gaborik #10 and Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals. (May 2, 2012)

John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals battles
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John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals battles with Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers for the puck during the second period. (May 2, 2012)

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers
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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers brings the puck up the ice against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (May 2, 2012)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) tries to
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) tries to keep control of the puck under pressure from New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (62) during the second period. (May 2, 2012)

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New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24)
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New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates his goal with Michael Del Zotto (4) and Brad Richards (19) during the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game 3. (May 2, 2012)

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